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Menu labeling of caloric content a critical tool in fighting obesity


A letter to the editor from Newt Williams, a national volunteer advocate of the year for the American Heart Association.

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Studies show that we tend to underestimate the calories in the foods we eat. We also tend to eat out or order take-out a lot more these days. That’s why it’s so important that we have adequate information on menus and menu boards to make informed food and beverage choices.

Menu labeling is an inexpensive, common-sense measure that tells us what’s in the foods offered. It lets US make the choice. Without it, we’re eating blind.

Calorie labeling on restaurant menus

Calorie labeling on restaurant menus

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