Menu labelling campaign
The Menu Labelling Campaign wants to improve the public’s health by requiring fast-food and other chain restaurants to provide calorie and other nutrition information on menus and menu boards.
Though people in the UK eat out more than ever before, restaurants do not provide nutrition information in clear, easy-to-use formats, at the point of ordering. So people often get more calories, fat, and salt than they realise when they make their choices.
The Menu Labelling Campaign wants:
- Calorie information, per meal item, on menu boards of fast food chains in text at least as large as the item price.
- The Government to develop methods for fast food chains to offer salt information on menu boards.
- The Government to run a public health campaign to educate people about calories.
The following pages may also be of interest
- Articles: Fast food chains under pressure to label menus
In a Food Magazine quiz, 82% of parents and childminders failed to get more than one correct answer when asked about the nutritional content of items listed on kids’ menus at fast food chains. (Image ©iStockphoto.com/Paha_L)