Transcript for Vending Machines Will Be Required to Post Calorie Information
Now to a food story of an entirely different and slightly safer variety. Listen up, there are big changes coming to a vending machine near you and abc's reena ninan is on the story. Reporter: Good morning. Abc news vending machine, I have pop targets, hot fudge sundae pop-targets. You know you'll know how many calories are in the snacks. A new charge about to drop. According to an estimate, could be spent to encourage americans to make healthier choices. Vending machine choice and vending machines are often the last resort for people. If you're trying to eat healthy you can't read the labels of what's trapped behind the glass. Reporter: Owners of an estimated 5.4 million snack and soda machines will now be required to post calorie counts on all of their products. Potato chips, trail mix, how about these hot buffalo wing pretzels. 280 calories. Might as well eat the buffalo chicken wings. Not all candy is created equal. PRETZEL M&Ms 150. Snickers, 250. Many chains have started posting calories next to their items. They found people were choosing 100 fewer calories when they knew the calorie counts. Over the course of a year, every day, that adds up to ten pounds. Ten pounds of weight is a lot to lose. The final rule on vending machines is expected early next year. But they'll have a year to comply. I have to say, not just because it's abc, dan, we also have a healthy vending as well. Pretzel, hummus. I would want to know the calorie count. You were quite intrigued by some of those stats. We're going to turn, to a heartwarming story to save his
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