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Menu Labeling Social Media Toolkit for Consumer Outreach

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Please use the web badges, newsletter text, and social media posts below to promote FDA's menu labeling information to your followers and subscribers.

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Man looking at menu board with calories featured on the menu
 

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Menu board with calories
 

Man looking at menu board with calories featured on the menu
 


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Look for Calorie and Nutrition Information When Eating Out

In today’s busy world, Americans are eating and drinking about one-third of their calories away from home. This makes it important to know your options, so you can make the best food choices for you and your family when eating out. 

To help consumers know the calories in foods when eating out, FDA implemented regulations in 2018 requiring that calorie information be provided on many restaurant menus and menu boards. Calorie labeling is required for restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations. 

Restaurants that are required to provide calorie information on menus and menu boards are also required to provide written nutrition information on menu items, including total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein.

Visit FDA’s new web page for consumers to learn more about ways to make healthier choices when eating out. www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


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Do you know how many calories you need?

Want to eat healthy? The first step is to find out YOUR calorie needs. #CaloriesCount #HealthyEating Visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu 

Aiming to eat healthier? Look for the calories.

You can now find calorie information at many salad bars and buffets. Compare calorie info then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


Buying lunch? Look for the calories.

Many grab-and-go items now have calorie information posted right on the package. Compare calorie info then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Eating out? Calories are now on the menu.

Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, and movie theaters now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie and nutrition information before you order and make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


Grabbing a bite? Calories are now on the menu.

You’ll see calories listed for foods and beverages on menus in many chain restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and grocery stores. Compare calorie info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Eating on the go? Calories are now on the menu.

Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, and movie theaters now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie and nutrition information before you order and make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


You’ll see calories listed for foods and beverages on menus in many chain restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and grocery stores. Compare calorie info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu 

Looking to eat healthier when eating out? Calorie information can help you decide if you might want to share with a friend or save some for later. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


Fried Chicken Sandwich vs. Grilled Chicken Sandwich Calorie Comparison

Trying to eat healthier when eating out? Compare calorie and nutrition info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Biscuit Sandwich vs. English Muffin Calorie Comparison

Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, and more now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu  


Pink Lemonade vs. Water Calorie Comparison

Trying to eat healthier when eating out? Compare calorie and nutrition info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Caesar Salad Dressing Calorie Comparison

Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, and more now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


Caffe Mocha vs. Coffee Calorie Comparison

Trying to eat healthier when eating out? Compare calorie and nutrition info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

 

French Onion Soup vs. Minestrone Soup Calorie Comparison

Many chain restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, and more now have calorie information on their menus. Compare calorie info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. #MenuLabel #HealthyEating www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


French Fries vs. Mixed Vegetables Calorie Comparison

Trying to eat healthier when eating out? Compare calorie and nutrition info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Splitting Fettuccine Alfredo into two meals

Looking to eat healthier when eating out? Calorie information can help you decide if you might want to share with a friend or save some for later. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu


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