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Eateries to list calorie content of all foods?

Eateries to list calorie content of all foods?Under new government proposals, eateries across the UK could soon have to list the calorie content of all of the foods they sell, which could help slimmers to lose weight and keep it off.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley believes that obesity levels across the nation could be reduced if consumers were made more aware of what is in each of the meals on the menus of pubs, restaurants and cafes.

The proposals, which are still being negotiated, would also see the calorie content of every alcoholic beverage listed alongside its price.

“We are working with industry on a range of options. At present, there are no plans to legislate,” said a spokesman for the Department of Health.

According to the NHS, the recommended daily calorie intake for the average woman is 2,000 per day and 2,500 for men.

Those attempting to lose weight are advised to reduce this by 500 calories per day.

If menus listed the calorie content of meals would you be more likely to choose a healthier option?

You can still lose weight without counting calories on the British Heart Foundation Diet

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11 Aug
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5 thoughts on “Eateries to list calorie content of all foods?”

  1. Irene says:

    This is an excellent idea and very helpfull to those of us who are on a diet, I avoid eating out when dieting usually as its just too difficult to keep an eye on what your eating.

  2. Fiona_C says:

    If I could see the calories content on foods in a restaurant then that would make me think twice about what I choose.

  3. sarah hornsby says:

    i think this is a brilliant item. if i go to choose off a menu and the calories in each dish were stated i would certainly think about what i was choosing. great plan! i believe a lot of people would take a second thought about it too and choose a healthier option.

  4. Jenna says:

    If they showed the amount of calories on the food they offered I would definately reconsider and almosy likely go for the salad or a healthier option. You almost believe that if they sell the food then it wont be bad for you and you cave in and feel the benefits after eating it- always feel guily after I’ve ate something bad!!

  5. Heidi says:

    If they listed the amount of calories then I dont think this would really bother me, I dont seem to gain any weight whatever I eat which in a way is good but I suppose I have to think about my health in the long run with eating high calorific foods.

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