Calorie Labels May Alter Menus

WASHINGTON The new federal law that will require U.S. chain restaurants to display calorie information on menus may lead restaurants to reformulate recipes, according to a recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. In Will Calorie Labeling in Restaurants Make a Difference? the authors note that food consumed away from home now accounts for about 33% of total

WASHINGTON — The new federal law that will require U.S. chain restaurants to display calorie information on menus may lead restaurants to reformulate recipes, according to a recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

In “Will Calorie Labeling in Restaurants Make a Difference?” the authors note that food consumed away from home now accounts for about 33% of total calories consumed and 42% of total food expenditures by U.S. households. A

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