Healthy Handwriting Menus that appeared handwritten instead of typed made people think the food was healthier in some contexts, according to a study from The Ohio State University.

Healthy Handwriting

Healthy Handwriting

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Menus that appeared handwritten instead of typed made people think the food was healthier in some contexts, according to a study from The Ohio State University.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Have you noticed more restaurants writing their menus on big chalkboards? This may be part of the reason. Researchers at The Ohio State University did a study giving participants fake menus - one in Helvetica font, the other in a typeface that looks handwritten. Respondents said the menu that looked handwritten corresponded with healthier food. A catch, though - this only worked at restaurants already billing themselves as healthy. I still think the word cheeseburger, when handwritten, is especially healthy for you.

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