A few weeks ago, we reported that American cinemas may be required to post calorie content for food and beverage items.  It seemed like a good idea, considering the amount of food that one often consumes when they go to the movies.  You also had your say, and many of you agreed that cinemas should be required to provide nutritional information.  But, apparently not everyone felt this way…

Menu labelling guidelines released last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts for items on their menus.  Grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee chains and bakeries will also have to comply.  But the guidelines are not applicable to movie theatres, bowling alleys or airplanes.  There has been a large push by cinemas to be left out after guidelines published last year included them. 

Let us know if you see kilojoule information on a menu board in Australia.


  1. Leanne says:

    I am a concerned parent in regards to what our children are eating and the habits that they are adopting but parents need to take some responsibility for what their children are eating. It all good and well blaming the marketing companies but ultimately the parents buy the food and it is our job as parents to help teach our children how to make sensible choices regardless of peer pressure and to self regulate, otherwise we end up with teenagers with no sense of responsibilty and a blame society attitude. Nutritional information should be provided by these fast food outlets but how many sensible people out there really think McDonalds is a healthy food option, it more like an easy option and yes it is easier to say yes than no to our children????