Date: April 18, 2019

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Menu Labelling

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:55 AM

Since January 2017, all food-service chains, with 20 or more locations in Ontario, are now required to post the number of calories in the food and drink items they sell.
The change is part of The Healthy Menu Choices Act that aims to help Ontarians make more informed food choices when eating in restaurants or buying take-out meals and snacks.

menu board showing calorie count

Every day our bodies need energy to fuel functions and daily activities. Calories simply tell us how much energy is in the food we eat and drink. Listing calories on menus will help you make great-tasting choices that fit your lifestyle.

It is important to know how many calories you need each day to manage your health. The amount of calories is different for everyone; however, on average, adults and youth (ages 13+) need 2,000 calories per day, and children (ages 4-12 years) need 1,500 calories per day. Keep this number in mind when using the meal menu.

The number - 2000 or 1500 - is only an estimate, and may vary with age, gender, and activity level. Check out the estimated energy requirements from Health Canada.

When making food choices, remember it's not just about the calories. Veggies as sides, drinking water, and reducing portion sizes are great ways to eat healthy. If you want to know more about the nutrition content of the foods you eat and drink while eating out, talk with staff or visit their website.