Counting Calories

A proposed federal law will require calorie counts on menus in restaurants with 20 or more locations. While several chains such as McDonalds, Starbucks and Panera Bread already post calories on menus nationally, many restaurants are reworking dishes to lower the count. Some grocery and convenience stores with prepared foods will also need to include calorie counts on the packaging. Studies show that nearly 65% of people favor knowing nutritional facts in restaurants, but only 1/6th consider calories when choosing their meal.

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