Nutrition Facts When Eating Out?
You may not have realized that with the passing of the Health Care bill, Section 2572 requires that any restaurants with 20 locations must soon begin displaying nutritional and calorie information on menus. Many restaurants have already begun the process of adding such information to their menus, while others have requested more information from the Federal government. Under the legislation the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) must suggest specific regulations by March 2011 and there will then be an unspecified time period for those proposals to go into effect. Restaurants argue that the move will greatly insult their bottom line, while health agencies have heralded the move as nearly one-third of Americans are classified as obese and another one-third are classified as overweight.