Poll: Most Americans in Favor of Calorie Labeling
Most Americans are in favor of adding calorie counts to foods purchased in supermarkets, movie theaters, conveniences stores, and vending machines, according to a new poll released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest [Seattle Post-Intelligencer].
The poll resulted in the following findings:
- 81% of Americans would like grocery stores to provide calorie information for prepared restaurant-type foods (i.e. rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, soups).
- 77% of Americans want calorie labels for hot dogs, pizza slices, and burritos sold at conveniences stores.
- 70% of Americans are in favor of movie theatres listing calories on menu boards.
- 68% of Americans want chain restaurants to list calories for alcoholic beverages.
- 55% would like calories listed on the outside of vending machines.
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