Study: Calorie counts won't influence kids

February 15, 2011 4:51:53 PM PST
A new childhood obesity study finds that the calorie counts listed on labels, at fast food restaurants, do not influence kids when it comes to what they order.

Researchers surveyed the menu choices of children and adolescents from low-income communities in New York, Newark and New Jersey. Only nine percent said they even considered the calorie count when ordering.

However, the survey did find parents had some influence on the food choices kids made. The results are published in the International Journal of Obesity.