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City law now requires chain markets, convenience stores to post calorie counts for prepared foods

“About one-third of the total calories consumed by Americans come from foods prepared outside the home — clearly, knowing how many calories are in the foods you buy has never been more important,” said Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. “Over the past decade, New Yorkers have grown accustomed to having the information they need to make informed food choices when eating out, and we look forward to expanding New Yorkers’ access to basic information about their food.”

ERIN DURKIN

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