Last week, Obama's Affordable Care Act survived (in large part) a review by the Supreme Court of the United States. Reactions from the left and right have focused on the individual mandate, largely overlooking the sections of the bill that apply to the food we eat. Luckily, The Atlantic's resident food policy maven, Marion Nestle, is here to explain what the health care bill means for food.
The law's biggest triumph - from the point of view of food and nutrition policy advocates - is an overhaul of menu labeling. The guidelines can be found here, but the basic premise is that calories will be included on menus, hopefully prompting more conscious decisions about the food we order and eat. Check out the article or Nestle's website for more information on how the ACA impacts the food we eat.
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