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Calorie Counts Will Be Required More Places Than Ever Before Under New Rules

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Regulators on Tuesday will announce new rules mandating that a wider array of businesses than ever before display calorie counts for their food, including chain restaurants, movie theaters and even vending machines.

The rules will be unveiled Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration and will take effect in one year, the New York Times reports, amid a push to combat obesity in the U.S.

“This is one of the most important public health nutrition policies ever to be passed nationally,” said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

The rules will cover restaurants with 20 or more locations, amusement parks, vending machines and certain foods in grocery stores. And for the first time, alcoholic beverages will be included, too.


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