Kaiser-Permanente does menu labeling
Kaiser-Permanente hospital cafeterias in California, Oregon, and Hawaii will soon be displaying information about calories and nutrition on menu boards. This huge not-for-profit HMO has a huge not-for-profit focus on preventive health. It figured out a long time ago that healthy people don’t cost as much to take care of, and it constantly seeks new ways to encourage its members to stay healthy. That’s why it sponsored a study to find out whether menu labeling helps people make healthier food choices. Guess what: it does.
Now, if only for-profit hospitals would start doing the same….
[Posted from London]