In case you've missed all the industry buzz around menu labeling, here's a round up of the latest action:
Consumers eager for menu labeling: "More than 60 percent of consumers think nutrition information should be posted on menus."
Consumers become more 'calorie conscious,' survey shows: "Health and weight management are on the minds and plates of consumers nationwide."
Editorial: Menu labeling can have positive health effects: "Making the nutritive value (or lack of) of what we order in restaurants easily understandable to the public can only lead to overall better choices made at mealtime, contributing to a healthier populace."
If Knowledge = Power, then Lack of Knowledge = Obesity: "Studies have shown that nutrition labeling on menus is effective in reducing consumption for individuals who identify themselves as health conscious. They make use of the available information and modify their consumption."
Ontario Pursuing Menu-Labeling Legislation: "The proposal calls for any company with at least five foodservice locations and $5 million (CDN) in gross annual revenue to post calorie counts on their menus."