2000 Calories per Day for the Average Adult
Download a calorie tracking app like Lose It or My Fitness Pal
to keep track of your calories this Monday!
In order to identify effective strategies for promoting calorie labeling, Johns Hopkins conducted a study in the cafeteria of the university’s Medical Center to determine if weekly email or text messages could make people more aware of calorie limits and encourage them to eat less. The study was published by Health Promotion Practice.
The study found that only 43% of college educated respondents knew about the 2000 calorie intake recommendation, underscoring the importance of promoting awareness of the recommendation as part of any calorie labeling initiative. Approximately one-third of participants who received text messages felt the information they received on Mondays increased their awareness of calorie consumption and helped them eat fewer calories throughout the rest of the week.