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INTRODUCED

Delaware (Introduced April 2009)

  • Would require a foodservice establishment with 10 or more outlets in Delaware or nationwide to post calories, saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sodium on menus (including carryout menus). Menu boards (including drive-thrus) and food tags would be allowed to post only calories, with additional nutrition information available upon request.

  • Items on the menu less than 30 days would be exempt.

  • The bill would require the Division of Public Health to conduct an education campaign and an evaluation of menu labeling. The bill would go into effect 1 year after enactment.

District of Columbia (Introduced July 2009)

  • Would require chain restaurants with 10 or more outlets nationwide to provide nutrition information for standard menu items; on printed menus the information would include calories, saturated plus trans fats, carbohydrates, and sodium. Nutrition information on menu boards (including drive-thrus) and food tags could be limited to calories, provided that the additional information be available in writing upon request of the customer.

  • Items on the menu less than 30 days would be exempt.

  • The policy would take effect 9 months after enactment.

Florida (Introduced March 2009)

  • Would require that chain restaurants with 19 or more outlets in Florida to provide nutrition information on menus, menu boards, and food tags.

  • Alcoholic beverages, buffets, salad bars, and items on the menu for less than 180 days per year would be exempt.

  • Implementation would be completed in two phases:

    • Phase I (from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2010)—Restaurants with sit-down service would be required to provide nutrition information for each standard menu item on menus, in a menu insert, or on a brochure or menu tent at each table. Restaurants that use a drive-thru or indoor menu board would be required



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