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Argument: Calorie counts will be ignored by some, but help others

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"A recipe for controversy" Los Angeles Times (editorial). August 10, 2009: "We're under no illusions that posting calorie counts on menus is the miracle-diet solution to the country's weight problem. Nobody goes to Taco Bell expecting to get health food; some consumers will pay no more attention to the calorie information than they do to the nutritional labels on packaged foods. Yet those labels do make a difference for many people"


Jane Andrews, Wegmans' corporate nutrition manager: "Many ignore it totally. That's fine, but if you do care and you're interested and we can help you shift to a healthier diet, why not?"

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