Soda Caps and McCalorie Labeling

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September 13, 2012 by nutritionpolicy2012

In class earlier this week, we briefly discussed New York City’s proposed plan to ban the sale of soft drinks >16 fl oz by Food Service Establishments (i.e., restaurants, delis, food carts, concession stands). It is back in the news as it just was just approved and it should be interesting to watch and see what happens as a result — will other cities follow suit? will there be a huge back-lash?

McDonalds calorie chartAlso in the news this week, McDonald’s will be posting caloric information on all menu boards starting next week. This is in anticipation of the regulations under the Affordable Care Act on restaurants and vending machines with 20 or more locations. For those of you covering the Hot Topic on Food & Menu Labeling, this should be of particular interest to you.

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2 thoughts on “Soda Caps and McCalorie Labeling

  1. McDonald’s is already shifting heavily to marketing their dairy-based drinks like ice-mochas, which are also sugar-ladden… so it’s not clear how much of a difference the NYC ban will make. Perhaps for New Yorker in NYC, between the ban and the caloric labeling, at least people will also realize that ice-mochas are just as bad for you as sodas!

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