How will calorie-labelled menus impact dining out?
6 Jun 2022
How will calorie-labelled menus impact dining out?

In an effort to tackle the obesity crisis, the UK government has introduced legislation requiring all larger restaurants, cafes, and takeaways to display calorific content on their dishes. While many have criticised the law for its blunt approach, how will it affect people’s choices when eating out?

Dr. Stuart Flint

Dr. Stuart Flint is an associate professor of the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds, with his primary areas of work related to understanding, measuring, and intervening with conscious and unconscious cognitions and, where appropriate, applying these to behaviour change. Dr. Flint is also the president of Scaled Insights, an AI company based at the University of Leeds.

Stefan Chomka

Stefan Chomka is the editor of Restaurant Magazine and the BigHospitality website. He’s a contributor to Food & Travel magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, Waitrose Kitchen, Olive magazine, Brummel magazine, Fire & Knives, and MSN UK Food's website. He has been writing about restaurants and the eating out sector for the past 20 years, and was named PPA Writer of the Year 2011 for his work on Restaurant Magazine.

Jo Peters

Jo Peters spent 20 years in international agencies working for brands such as Nike and Playstation. Having set up her trend consultancy, Jo volunteered with Samaritans. In 2020, she trained as a coach with the Co-Active Training Institute, helping clients make positive changes in their professional and personal lives. Jo recently studied with Climate Change Coaches, partnering with those wanting to take action on this vital systemic issue. Together with writing on consumer trends and design, Jo loves the big outdoors, from the beach in Shoreham-by-Sea where she lives to MTB on the South Downs.