Sign on HERE to let your member of Congress know that you support menu labeling.
As you may remember, California was a leader in menu labeling, passing SB 1420 in 2008. When the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, it contained its own (even stronger) version of menu labeling that superseded California’s law. But it has never been implemented. There has been delay after delay. Now the FDA is committed to implementing menu labeling in May 2018, but Congress wants to intervene.
The so-called “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act” (HR. 772), will further stall and undercut menu labeling! It is going to make calorie labeling more difficult for people to find, understand, and use.
Studies show that conveniently displaying nutrition information at restaurants can help people make lower-calorie choices; restaurant menu labeling could prevent up to 41,000 cases of childhood obesity and could save over $4.6 billion in healthcare costs over ten years. This is a nonpartisan issue: 80 percent of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents support menu labeling.
Also, help spread the word on social media by sharing this sample message:
8 out of 10 Americans across all parties—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—support #menulabeling. Oppose #HR772 that would weaken and delay #menulabeling:http://action.cspinet.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1927&ea.campaign.id=49274.
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