03 Mar '12, 9pm

Call For Mandatory Nutrition Information on Restaurant Menus

Call For Mandatory Nutrition Information on Restaurant Menus

Canadians spend around $60 billion annually on restaurant meals , which represents about 30% of their food budget . Since nutritional information on restaurant menus is extremely rare and often tucked away in hard to find places (online or in a book behind the counter somewhere that you need to ask to see), Canadians trying to decide what to eat at a restaurant are ordering blind from a nutritional perspective. Now, the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), along with more than a dozen Canadian health groups and experts, is calling for mandatory nutritional information on restaurant menus . They say that nutrition-related illnesses, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers cost the Canadian economy between $7 billion and $30 billion and kill 48,000 Canadians every year and that this could be much reduced if Canadians had the information they needed to m...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/call-for-mandatory-nutrition-...

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