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New federal law requires some fast food restaurants to post health information on menus

The new law will make sure you always know how many calories you are digesting. (Source: KXXV) The new law will make sure you always know how many calories you are digesting. (Source: KXXV)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

A new federal regulation has gone into effect, requiring restaurants and other food outlets with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts on their menus. The new rule began Monday, May 7.

You may have already seen nutrition labeling on some of your favorite restaurants. The law was first proposed in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act, and then the regulation date was extended to 2018 to help the food industry prepare for the change in policy.

The new law will make sure you always know how many calories you are digesting.

McGregor High School softball coach Andrea Holdbrook said it's a big help with coaching her student-athletes.

"It helps with the education for my kids once they realize why a greasy cheeseburger or French fries or fried chicken and gravy really isn't a great choice right before a game, they start to understand why it sits heavy in your stomach," Holdbrook said.

Some Healthcare professions see it as a positive way to combat obesity. 

"We have so many people with diabetes, cardiovascular problems also with hypertension and other kinds of problems that brought on by being overweight and being obese and those kinds of issues can be changed," said Joyce Polk RN.

She went on to say the law gives us the opportunity to be more accountable for the calories we eat.

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