Legislation expands calorie posting in New York

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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NEW YORK — Governor David A. Paterson of New York on Monday proposed legislation that would build upon the city’s initiative requiring calorie posting by restaurants and mobile vendors to include other food service operations that prepare ready-to-eat foods on site, such as grocery stores and convenience stores belonging to chains that do business nationally.

"More than half of American adults are overweight or obese, and the rates of obesity have tripled in children and teens since 1980," Mr. Paterson said. "The prevalence of obesity is a serious societal problem that can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families. The legislation will help New Yorkers make better decisions about what they eat and will encourage more healthful choices, which will have a significant impact in reducing obesity."

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