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- Health reform bill requires more nutritional information
- March 26th, 2010 10:10 AM
Consumers are more aware than ever about the effect that a healthy diet can have on life expectancy and avoiding chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
Researchers have suggested that some progress is being made toward getting Americans to eat healthy, pointing out the nation’s obesity rate has been leveling off.
A New York Times report notes that the healthcare reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama contains another provision aimed at helping people make healthier eating decisions.
According to the report, restaurant chains will now be required to include calorie and nutritional information on their menus and drive-thru areas. Many leading restaurant chains already provide information on their websites and elsewhere, but health advocates have noted that the new law will make the calorie count easier to spot than ever.
It remains to be seen if this provision will cause Americans to significantly change their eating habits. However, those who do focus on eating right and working out will pay less for life insurance and medical costs while enjoying better overall health.
This article was originally published by Life Quotes, Inc.
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