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BREAKING: The FDA has delayed menu labeling. Join the chat to learn more!

Americans consume, on average, one-third of their calories from eating out. Studies show that providing nutrition information at restaurants can help customers make lower-calorie choices, and a national poll found that 80 percent of Americans support calorie labeling at chain restaurants and supermarkets.

On May 5, 2017, the national menu labeling law is set to go into effect. On this day, chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters, and other similar food establishments will provide consumers with calorie information on menus and menu boards.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, between 1-2pm, EST, join #FoodFri with @MomsRising and @CSPI to learn more about the menu labeling law.  the history of this landmark public health victory (!!!), the importance of menu labeling, and what to expect.

Spread the word and invite a friend (or more!) by clicking below.


Tweet: Spread the word!#MenuLabeling goes into effect 5/5/17! Find out what this means for YOU at #FoodFri on 4/28, 1pmET

Tweet: Why is #menulabeling taking so long to implement? Join #FoodFri to discuss - 4/28/17, 1pmET! @MomsRising @CSPI


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.


More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):

Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.

Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.

Connect with CSPI on their websiteTwitter and Facebook.

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