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Stepping up to the plate on greater food regulations

December 17, 2008 |  4:17 pm

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Restaurants are being told to list calorie counts on their menus. Schools are banning bake sales, and cities are outlawing new fast-food restaurants in some neighborhoods. State and local governments, concerned about the growing cost of obesity and diabetes and the ever-higher cost of healthcare, are acting more like food police. And more regulations may be ahead.

Photo: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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