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WATCH: Minister stands by nutritional info on menus

New study shows two-thirds of people never read the nutritional labels in restaurants.

While she admits most people may not look at calorie counts on menus, the Health Minister is standing by the province's initiative to put nutritional information out in the open.

A new study reveals most diners ignore the information. Scientists at the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta has found that two-thirds of people never read the nutritional labels in restaurants.

A few weeks ago, Matthews stood by a food-court McDonald's to push the plan, which would see calorie counts on menus and menu boards.

Matthews says even if the majority of diners don't pay attention, nutritional labels get the information out there for parents to have the option to make healthy choices for their kids.

She says forcing restaurants to put calorie counts and salt intake on their menus, also means they may re-jig dishes so they aren't as fattening. Matthews says that's what has happened in other jurisdictions.

She adds most major restaurant chains seem to be on board with the plan.

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  1. Frankie posted on 12/04/2013 04:38 PM
    More deflection from the thieving and lying Liberals
  2. ShakhAttack posted on 12/04/2013 04:47 PM
    Always found it odd that the current Health Minister is obese. What kind of example does that set? Then again, a hypocrtitical Liberal? How shocking.
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