‘Baconator’ Outed: Calorie Count Goes National

By David Schoetz

Mar 30, 2010 9:32am

That's right. Under a little-talked-about provision in the president's new health care plan, any restaurant with more than 20 chain locations will be required to post calorie counts for the food they serve. It is a nutritional policy that already existed in some cities and states — including New York — but will now become federal obligation.  Advocates say that knowledge is power and this obese nation needs all the help we can get. Critics, on the other hand, say ignorance is bliss — and the government can spare the "nanny state" guilt trip. Armed with calculator — or blindfold, depending on your preference — we check out some of the biggest fat offenders, including Wendy's 1,330-calorie Baconator, the sandwich pictured above.Where does your fast food favorite stack up? Click HERE to read the full ABCNews.com report. Embedded below is the segment, from Chris Bury and producer Talesha Reynolds, "Will a Calorie Count Help You?"  

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