Calorie Counters, Coming To A Restaurant Near You

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 08:57 in Mathematics & Economics

Rocket science, it isn't: eating at restaurants is typically a more caloric experience than if you prepare foods at home.1 However, the new health care law has a provision that may help customers make more informed choices about the calorie content of their food. The law requires that any restaurant chain with at least 20 outlets post calorie counts for all the food items they sell. This affects about 200,000 restaurants nationwide, WSJ reports. The general idea is that it could help consumers make decisions that will change their behavior and lead to more healthy eating habits. read more

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