FDA Calorie guidelines goes into effect "If I go to a burger chain...I'm not looking at the calories."

Chain restaurants now have to list calories for all menu items including alcoholic beverages.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 9:29 PM
Updated: May. 14, 2018 9:34 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.-The new regulation requires all chain restaurants to list calories on menus, including  alcoholic beverages. We spoke to people eating out in Rochester to get their opinion.
Margaret Winsom was eating lunch outside when she told KIMT News 3 that adding calories to everything on the menu would be a waste of time.

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“If I go to a burger chain and I’m craving a burger...I’m going to eat a burger,” said Winsom "I'm not looking at the calories."

She believes that most restaurants will add the calorie label in small print.

“When you go to a place that serves nothing but fried food, expect the Label to be really small.”

The Food and Drug Administration believes that calorie labeling will help keep customers informed and allow them to make healthier decisions.

Marilyn Grob is a volunteer at Winona Health. She thinks seeing the numbers will be a wake up call for some people.
“I think in this society people need to pay more attention to what they are eating and maybe if it's right there in front of them and they see it maybe it'll hit home,” said Grob.

The calories will be posted on menus at all food establishments that have 20 or more locations.

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