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Chains to Post Nutrition Info

Congress considers MEAL Act, making calorie content disclosure compulsory for restaurant.


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Are you one of the average Americans who consumes a third of their daily calories outside your home? If so, you’re most likely taking in excess sodium, fat, and calories, suggests the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). If you’ve made every attempt to maintain your “ignorance is bliss” mindset, your efforts might be hindered by the Menu Education And Labeling (MEAL) Act, introduced by Senator Tom Harkin and Representative Rosa DeLauro. The legislation would require that any eatery with more than 20 locations inform patrons of menu items’ calories, sodium, saturated and trans fats, and carbohydrate content. But, with some restaurants dishing out plates containing more than the average person’s daily calorie allotment, it doesn’t sound like such a bad idea!

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