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American Diabetes Association supports federal decision

According to American diabetes news, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) supported a decision by the federal courts that means chain restaurants in New York City are required to provide calorie contents of foods on their menus and menu boards.
The New York Restaurant Association challenged the ruling previously, but the court ruled in favour of the decision. John Buse, the President of Medicine and Science at the ADA, was reported as commenting: “We strongly support the court’s ruling in favour of upholding this important measure to protect consumers. If individuals are expected to make informed, healthy food choices, we must give them the nutritional tools they need to do so.”
Buse reportedly continued: “We know that frequent eating at restaurants is linked with obesity, and obesity is a significant contributor to the development of type 2 diabetes – the greatest public health epidemic of the 21st century. By requiring chain restaurants to provide calorie information, New York City is supporting residents in making changes in their diet, and in turn lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes . Through this regulatio, New York City is leading the charge in making sure that its citizens have important information to guide decision making.”

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