This might curb your snacking! Under new regulations that are part of President Obama’s health care reform, vending machines willsoon be required to display calorie counts.
The Food and Drug Administration says that by requiring calorie information on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide, consumers will be more likely to make healthier choices. But not everyone is happy about the idea. One vendor, Carol Brennan, owner of Brennan Food Vending Services in Londonderry, NH, called the new requirements "outrageous."
She says it will force her to limit selections offered in each machine, plus she doubts consumers will even benefit from the calorie information.