Calories on menus ‘will encourage healthy eating’ | scotland

Including calorie counts in menus across Scotland would help customers make healthier choices, a minister has said as the SNP government considers making it a legal necessity.

A consultation is looking at what types of food and drink could be included in any legislation, and how it could be applied to food and hospitality businesses, depending on their size, as well as public sector institutions such as hospitals and prisons.

Pre-packed food, such as sandwiches, online takeaway menus and children’s menus, could also be included.

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