NDP Wants Nutritional Information At Restaurants
The NDP are trying their hand again to get restaurants and cafes to post nutritional information in their establishments.
NDP Health Critic MPP France Gelinas says the new private members bill differs from a previous failed one in that not only is she asking for the number of calories to be posted but also the amount of sodium.
This would only apply to restaurants that make over $500 million a year and have more than five establishments.
Gelinas says most people don't realize how fattening things are, noting a bran muffin has more calories than a Boston cream donut.
She says right now, only one person in 1,000 uses nutritional information posted online to make a decision on what to order. Gelinas says if it's posted on a menu board, that number will change to one in two.
Both Gelinas and National Coordinator of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest Bill Jeffery says establishments will be making the name amount of money, it's just want they're selling is different.