Proposed Bill Would Make Restaurants Post Calories

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Delaware senator has introduced a bill that would compel restaurant chains to include calories, sugar and sodium amounts and other nutritional information on their menus.

The Labeling Education and Nutrition Act, introduced Tuesday by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) would require nutritional listing on menus in restaurants and grocery stores that serve prepared food at 20 or more locations.

Sen. Carper cited rising obesity rates and faltering public health as an impetus for the bill. “Healthy nutrition and obesity are national concerns...
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