Restaurants, movie theaters will soon be required to reveal just how unhealthy their food really is

Restaurants, movie theaters will soon be required to reveal just how unhealthy their food really is
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As America's obesity epidemic worsens, the Food and Drug Administration has announced a sweeping change designed to educate the nation on the caloric content of their favorite meals. By this time next year, any restaurant with more than 20 locations will be required to post the caloric content of everything on the menu, including alcoholic beverages.

The new rules will also apply to a number of businesses that sideline in serving food, including movie theaters, convenience stores, and grocery stores that sell prepared food for consumption.

In an interview with The New York Times, the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest called it "one of the most important public health nutrition policies ever to be passed nationally."

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