Thamer Mohammed Bakhamis

Public Health Authority, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Calorie Labeling on Restaurants Menu: Notice and Use among King Abdul-Aziz University Students in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Thamer Mohammed Bakhamis*, Abdullah Muidh Alqethami and Nesrin Kamal Abd El-Fatah

    Background: Calorie labeling on restaurants menus (CLRM) is an important public health step to halt the rapid increase in obesity. Research on CLRM conducted on Saudi college students are limited and those investigating its association with weight control behaviors and concerns are absent. Therefore, we aimed to assess CLRM notice and use to limit calories and to investigate its relationships with restaurant visit frequency, weight-related concerns, and weight control behaviors among Saudi college students. Methods: Participants self-reported demographic, medical information, lifestyle, dietary habits, and weight status and completed a validated Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults IV survey (EAT IV) about notice and use of CLRM, restaurants eating frequency, binge eating, weight control behaviors and concern. Results: A total of 379 responded to the questionnaire, their age .. Read More»

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