Fat city: Nutter to sign menu-labeling bill

It's Bill # 080167-A, and it will instruct chain restaurants in the city to display certain nutritional information in plain sight. Curious about a Whopper from Burger King or the broccoli-cheese soup from Friday's? You'll be able to see the calorie content, in all its glory, after Council passed the bill in November. (See story.)

Mayor Nutter will be at Temple U's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) on Thursday for the bill's signing. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the lead sponsor, will be there, too, as will representatives from the Food Trust and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

The bill takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

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