Restaurants Join Fight Against Obesity
What’s on the Menu?
In an ongoing fight against childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, Columbus Public Health is collaborating with the restaurant industry to give people the information they need to make smart, healthy choices. In support of this effort, participating restaurants are voluntarily posting calories on menu boards and making healthy recommendations to customers.
The project is a win-win for families and restaurants alike. A Stanford Business School study showed a 6 percent reduction in calories purchased when they are posted – and no lost revenue for restaurants when they provide the information.
This project is part of the Healthy Choices Committee, led by Mayor Coleman and chaired by Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long. The committee includes representatives from Bob Evans, Donatos Pizza, the Central Ohio Restaurant Association, consumers and other restaurant representatives.
Watch for menu changes at your favorite local restaurant, and if you like what you see – let them know. Bon appétit!