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Poll: Most Americans in Favor of Calorie Labeling

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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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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Calories, Food