Most Americans prefer nutrition information on menus, poll says

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Most Americans prefer nutrition information on menus, poll says


You may have noticed that more and more of your favorite popular chain restaurants have been posting the calorie content of their food on their menus. According to a recent poll, most Americans actually like the availability of this information. The poll was conducted a little more than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced regulations that require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food on their menus. In fact, by November 2015, all restaurants that meet the new laws’ criteria must have calorie info available in a clear and conspicuous manner.

This new regulation is in line with federal efforts to fight the obesity and diabetes epidemic in America, as well as other diseases caused by dietary and lifestyle behaviors. It seems that knowing the calorie content of the food people are eating can help restaurant patrons make healthier meal choices. Ultimately, it is hard to know if this type of regulation will actually deter people from overconsumption.

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