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Healthy Handwriting


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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.