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Should vending machines post cal count?

December 2, 2009
By Jacob Goldstein | Health Blog


Dec. 2, 2009 – Here’s a health-care overhaul detail that we hadn’t heard about until just now: The health-care bills in both the House and Senate would require vending machines to display calorie counts for the food they dispense.

Dec. 2, 2009 – The requirement, which wouldn’t apply for people who own fewer than
20 vending machines, is part of sections in both bills that would also
require chain restaurants to post calorie counts.

Some public-health types have been pushing calorie counts in restaurants for a while now, as a way to fight obesity. But one recent study
found that low-income people in New York City didn’t change their
eating patterns at chain restaurants after a local law forced
restaurants to post calorie counts. | READ MORE

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