UPDATE: U.S. MOVIE THEATRES WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO POST NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
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.