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Label Menus With Calorie Count
 
# 61 : Tuesday 13-9-2011 @ 14:52
 
 
I think an overall count of what is in the meal should be sufficient enough IMO.
I do see that in the UK they use the traffic light signs for how many calories,fat, sat fat are in a product this is also a good idea as if you see that they are high in sat fat then you more or less wont purchase it (well that's what I do anyway!)

I see your point Blah in labelling everything but if you are out for a meal in a restaurant it should eb quite easy to amend the menu to say how much calories and fat etc are in it a simple one liner on most of the menu would be sufficient I think and then people can make a decision on if they will eat it or not, also it might help to curb obesity in Ireland.
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# 62 : Wednesday 5-10-2011 @ 13:55
 
 
This is quite interesting

Denmark has become the first country in the world to create a fat tax.
The tax is a government health drive aimed at encouraging people to buy less foods containing saturated fats.
In practice this means an increase in the price of a pack of butter by 2.20 kroner (25p) to more than 18 kroner (£2.07).
Christian Jensen, who runs a supermarket in Copenhagen, said: "It has been a chaotic week with a lot of empty shelves. People have been filling their freezers.
"But actually I do not think the tax will make that much difference. If people want to buy a cake, they will buy it. But right now they are saving money."
The new tax affects all foods that contain saturated fats, from butter and dairy products and meats to oils and pre-cooked foods.
Denmark's Confederation of Industries (DI) says the tax will be a bureaucratic nightmare for producers and outlets.
A DI spokeswoman said: "The way that this has been put together is an administrative nightmare, and I doubt whether it will give better health."
"As far as we have been able to determine, Denmark is the first country in the world to introduce a fat tax" but we know that other countries are following us closely and have their own plans, she added.

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16081190
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