Certain restaurants and other food establishments in Ontario must now show the calories in foods they serve. Calories for all items must be prominently displayed on the menu, and when recipes change information must be updated for the public with new menus. The intent of this government decree appears as combating obesity in Ontario.
More information should help diners make informed choices, but the Crew is split on the effectiveness of this program. Is displaying only calorie counts on menus an effective way to combat rising obesity rates in Ontario? Does it place an unnecessary burden on small businesses? Is sugar the real hard evil no one wants to engage? Does the public notice or care about using calorie count information when making prepared food purchases?
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