Quick: which is healthier?
Starting January 1, 2017, you’ll be seeing calories listed beside standard menu items in some restaurants.
The Healthy Menu Choices Act, which brought this rule into place, aims to provide you with calorie information, which can help you make food and drink choices while dining out. Calories must appear in any place with 20 or more locations in Ontario. Menu labelling will also be appearing where food is served in movie theatres, convenience stores and grocery stores.
Wondering what this means for you and your family?
Now you will have calorie information to help you make menu choices for you and your family. You can compare different menu items based on their calorie counts. As well, you can compare the calorie count for menu items to a statement that will also be posted about how many calories on average a person needs daily.
Here are some tips on healthy eating for you and your family when dining out.
Want more information about what you are eating?
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Most large restaurant chains have complete nutrition information either in the store or on their website.
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