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Debate: Mandatory calorie counts on menus

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 +*'''Calories on menus leads to healthier foods'''[http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/brandnewday/archives/2009/07/fast_food_menu.html "Fast Food Menu Calorie Counter Should Be National Law". Business Week. David Kiley. July 17, 2009]: But the point is that requiring this nationally would compel restaurants to re-invent their menus, because they wouldn’t want everything on the menu to be over 1,000 calories. They can still have the fat stuff. After all, some people can eat 1,500 calorie lunches and do just fine. But people will tend to make better choices when presented with the info at point of sale.
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Many restaurants in different regions of the world are being required to list the calories of each of their dishes. This is part of many countries' campaigns to reduce obesity. Yet, many say that it is an overly draconian measure, and that it distract customers from enjoying their food.

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  • Calories on menus leads to healthier foods"Fast Food Menu Calorie Counter Should Be National Law". Business Week. David Kiley. July 17, 2009: But the point is that requiring this nationally would compel restaurants to re-invent their menus, because they wouldn’t want everything on the menu to be over 1,000 calories. They can still have the fat stuff. After all, some people can eat 1,500 calorie lunches and do just fine. But people will tend to make better choices when presented with the info at point of sale.




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