A selection of news items written by or involving HCPE faculty members.

April 18, 2014

Health Minister Dr. James Reilly wants other restaurants to follow suit, using a new Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) calorie-counting tool. Obesity is one of the biggest threats to long-term wellbeing and measures like this could help people make small healthier choices that would add up over time. Research of Brian Elbel, PhD, is noted.

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April 04, 2014

Fast food calorie labeling was rolled out to help consumers make better food choices. But many behavior scientists suggest the information isn't influencing us nor are they helping to reduce obesity. Brian Elbel, PhD, says there is no evidence showing nutritional labels listed on fast food items is causing Americans to choose items that are lower in calories, salt, and fat.

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March 21, 2014

Brian Elbel, PhD, writes about the U. S. Food and Drug Administration announcement of long awaited proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel, and the key questions behind the proposed changes.

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January 03, 2014

By the end of next year, the Food and Drug Administration will require vending machine operators to post calorie counts on five million machines across the country. The new labeling regulation is part of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act and will require vending machine owners to comply within the year. Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted.

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December 30, 2013

Brian Elbel, PhD, is quoted about the effectiveness of calorie labeling.

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