Displaying Caloric Information on Menus
In accordance to Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), federal regulations in the United States mandate that restaurants disclose the proper nutrition labeling to help consumers make more informed food choices when dining out. The legislation requires restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to post the calories for each standard menu item on menus, menu boards, and drive-thru boards, as well as be able to provide more detailed nutritional information, upon request. The act addresses the issues of obesity and chronic disease in Americans by raising awareness of the calories consumed. In addition, establishments within the United States must also provide a statement regarding calorie intake guidelines and any written or accessible nutrition information available upon request.
You can configure your menus to adhere to these regulations by displaying the count of calories for each menu item, a legal caloric intake disclaimer, and access to any nutrition information.
📓 Refer to the FDA Food Menu Labeling Feature Focus Guide for complete information on displaying caloric information on menus.