ACA Calorie Count Rules to Go Into Effect

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) contained calorie count rules (which require business to display calorie counts of food). These rules go into effect today.

Although the Trump administration has stopped some aspects of the ACA, for example the mandates starting in 2019, this one provision looks like it’ll make it.

You may have previously noticed that calorie counts have been posted for years at places like fast food restaurants. This in many ways was a direct response to the looming ACA requirements. The main thing happening now is the requirement is going to effect. So those who haven’t embraced the rules yet will now be joining the early adopters.

You can learn more from CNN, See: Obamacare’s calorie count rules go into effect.

The menu labeling rules will improve public health, the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said last week in an interview. He pointed to studies showing that enlightened customers order, on average, up to 50 fewer calories a day.

– From the CNN article.

Author: Thomas DeMichele

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