Science in the Public Interest

BUZZCommunications works with the Center for Science in the Public Interest on the "label That Menu" project, advocating that nutritional information be posted on the menus at chain restaurants in Philadelphia. BUZZ coordinates public relations, creates and manages the website and outreach technology, and assists in lobbying.

See the project in action here.

Pictures from the Bill Signing

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Kimberly Garrison: Philly's OK with menu label law

From the Philadelphia Daily News:

COUNCILWOMAN Blondell Reynolds Brown's menu-label legislation passed in City Council by a 12-5 vote last week. Hooray!

In case you're unfamiliar, the new ordinance requires restaurants with 15 or more locations to show customers the numbers on calories, fat and transfat, carbohydrates and sodium for all the food and beverages on their menus - the goal being to help Philadelphians make more educated food choices.


Council Passes Menu Labelling by Wide Margin

Philadelphia Inquirer:

After weighing in on health issues such as smoking and trans-fats, City Council today approved a menu-labeling ordinance that orders chain eateries to display nutritional information with menus.

The 12-5 vote came just before lunchtime.



Yum Brands to add calorie info to menu boards

In a move that significantly weakens the industry's position against menu labeling legislation in cities like Philadelphia, The parent of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Food said it will add product calorie information to menu boards in its company-owned restaurants nationwide.

"We believe this is the right leadership role ... to be providing more information so consumers can make better-informed purchase decisions about the food they eat," Yum spokesman Jonathan Blum said.