Calorie Labeling under the Health Care Law
Here is one aspect of the health care law that has had really little attention. Calorie labeling!
Under the health care reform law all restaurants with 20 locations must disclose calories on the menus and menu boards. Sodium, fat content and other nutritional information would have to be available upon request. The FDA has been working on the details ever since. The goal of this provision is to combat obesity by helping the consumer make informed choices of what they are eating.
In 2009, researchers at the Stanford University School of Business analyzed purchases at more than 200 Starbucks stores in the city of New York and found that calorie postings led to a 6 percent reduction in calories per transaction
Everyday more information comes out about the health care law.