Will calorie counts on menu items do more harm than good?

Starting next month, you can expect to see calorie information labels on more restaurant menus, as the US Food and Drug Administration starts enforcing the national menu labelling law that was passed in 2010 as part of healthcare restructuring.

All chain restaurants and other food establishments with 20 or more locations must post calorie information, either onsite or on their websites.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Will calorie counts on menu items do more harm than good?'. Print Edition | Subscribe