doi:10.1186/1550-2783-12-S1-P3 Cite this article as: Bouza et al.: Exercise and calorie information on menus is not enough to improve food choices in Hispanic adults
- Journal of the International Society of Sports…
Background Hispanics are a fast growing population in the U.S. with a high prevalence of obesity or overweight. Eating out frequently in restaurants is linked with weight gain, and several strategies to improve food choices from menus have been studied. Some of the strategies that may be effective include displaying the amount of exercise needed to burn the food calories, rank ordering the food items by calorie content, and showing both calorie content of foods and the recommended calories together. However, most of the participants in the previous studies were non-Hispanic. Hispanics engage in sports activities and eat out in restaurants just like non-Hispanics and whether the exercise and calorie labels will affect their food choices needs to be determined.