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California takes lead in disclosing calories in chain restaurants

California chain restaurants must reveal calorie counts

By M. S. Enkoji | Sacramento Bee  

Dining at some restaurants will be a new experience starting today, when California becomes the first state to require that chain restaurants supply calorie counts for virtually everything they serve.

 

Consumers should be able to make informed decisions about their health and it will raise the consciousness of how much we eat,” said John Rogers, Sacramento County environmental health division chief.

There will be no guessing – or denial – about that double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr.: 960 calories. Side of Chili Cheese Fries to go with that? 990 calories. Maybe stick to the fried zucchini at 330 calories?

A Carl Jr's burger. 1,000 calories? Know you'll know!

A Carl Jr's burger. 1,000 calories? Now you'll know!

 

The new law requires restaurants with at least 20 stores in California – about 17,000 locations statewide – to provide a brochure on site listing calories, sodium, saturated fat and carbohydrates for each menu item. Both sit-down and drive-through restaurants must comply.

Here is the full article.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/nation/story/71120.html

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As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

One Response to “California takes lead in disclosing calories in chain restaurants”

  1. Richard says:

    That also means that a lot of national chains will have their information available – I wish it was the standard “nutrition facts” block but hey, one step at a time…

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