There are some things you just don’t want to know … and the number of calories in that buttery movie popcorn you’re about to enjoy is probably one of them. Chain restaurants are already required to post calorie counts under the new health care law, and the FDA wants to require the same of other places that serve food—from airplanes to, yes, movie theaters, the Wall Street Journal reports.
An official decision on who must comply will come in December, and nutrition advocates are happy. Movie theater advocates, not so much. "People don't go to movie theaters for the primary purpose of eating," says one. "Why aren't ballparks covered? You think the food served at ballparks is healthy?" (The answer: Stadiums aren’t considered chains ... and no, that food is not healthy.) Click here for a little preview of just how unappetizing that movie popcorn is about to become.
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