Caloric Menu Legislation
Welcome to MenuTruth.ca. This website has been developed to advocate for Caloric Menu Legislation (CML) in Canada. This initiative would require restaurants with 10 or more locations to post the number of calories beside prices on menu boards, and also flag high sodium content in food items.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the current yearly economic costs associated with obesity are estimated at around $7.1 billion nationally. Obesity is also a leading factor for premature death in Canada, as one in four Canadians are considered obese (with a body mass index of 30 or greater). The access to information on menu boards would encourage and promote the adaptation to a healthy lifestyle by providing Canadians with a choice.
The Centre for Science in the Public Interest, an independent North American health advocacy organization with offices in Ottawa, Washington, and Dallas released a report on February 2012 that provides significant background to having nutritional information available on menu boards.
This initiative is championed by Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC). This website allows Canadians to show their support by sending ePostcards directly to their Premier and Minister of Health for their given Province. In addition, the ePostcards will be automatically sent to the individuals Provincial Member of Parliament, Federal Minister of Health and Prime Minister.
To send an ePostcard, please select your province on the menu to the right. Sending an ePostcard will show our elected officials the interest in this legislation that will help decrease the growing trend of obesity while promoting a healthier country.
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