The Wall Street Journal Health Blog noticed that both health care reform bills currently making their way through our lovely government have provisions that require vending machines to display the calorie counts of items inside.
The WSJ says:
The requirement, which wouldn’t apply for people who own fewer than 20 vending machines, is part of sections in both bills that would also require chain restaurants to post calorie counts.
There’s been some debate about whether or not putting calorie counts on menus actually makes any difference. Do you think knowing the calories before you press those buttons would influence your decision?
Should Vending Machines Post Calorie Counts? [WSJ Health Blog]