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Anti-Fat Group Wants Calorie Counts

A public-interest health group fired back at the Obama administration Monday with a poll showing wide support for calorie listings in movie theaters and other venues that would be exempted from the disclosure under a new federal rule. The release comes as the obesity crisis, and regulatory attempts to fight it, dominate the headlines. Seventy percent of Americans want movie theaters to list calorie counts on their menu boards, and 68 percent want that information posted for alcoholic beverages in chain restaurants, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)/Elise Viebeck, The Hill. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Would you want calorie counts for buttered popcorn listed on a movie menu board -- or calories for alcoholic beverages listed in chain restaurants?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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