From the US Food and Drug Administration
How Many Calories? Look at the Menu!
When you eat in a restaurant, do you generally know how many calories you’re consuming? The answer is most likely, “no,” according to research findings examined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The good news is that FDA is now taking an important step to provide consumers with more information to help them make more informed choices about the food they eat away from home.
FDA has issued two final rules requiring that calories be listed on certain menus in chain restaurants and other places selling restaurant-type food and on certain vending machines.
“Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home,” says FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “These final rules will give consumers more information when they are dining out and help them lead healthier lives.”
The goal is to provide consumers with more information in a consistent, easy-to-understand way. Continue reading