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Calorie count requirements expanded in healthcare measure

Calorie counts There's so much to explain and explore in the new healthcare overhaul measure that calorie labeling might seem a small thing in comparison. But that's the provision that's going to be in the faces of Americans every time they walk through the doors of a chain restaurant, wherever that restaurant happens to be.

If you think, "So? New York and California do this already," think again. The new measure goes further than the Golden State law, as Tuesday's L.A. Times story describes. Vending machines, buffets, alcoholic drink menus and drive-throughs all get to share in the labeling fun. Read more here:

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