The Adoption of Menu Labeling

A Case Study by Oregon Health and Science University


Example of a menu labeling policy in a non-chain restaurant.

Program Design and Evaluation Services received a grant from the Northwest Health Foundation to conduct a case study of OHSU’s decision to implement menu labeling. As part of this project, we interviewed OHSU staff and outside experts who have been involved in menu labeling efforts in Oregon. This report summarizes the findings from these interviews, including discussion of the business case for menu labeling at OHSU. We include recommendations for other health systems that may be interested in pursuing menu labeling. These findings may also be of interest to people advocating for voluntary implementation of other public health measures in similar institutions.