'Informed Dining' gives restaurant-goers nutrition info

Some Manitoba restaurants will soon be giving customers a better idea as to what they're eating.
New program launched in Manitoba will help restaurant patrons find out about what's in their food, including sodium and fat levels. 2:13

Some Manitoba restaurants will soon be giving customers a better idea as to what they're eating.

The provincial government and a handful of restaurant chains are launching a voluntary program that will see the amount of calories, sodium, fat and other information posted for all to see.

"Just like when choosing food in a grocery store based on the contents listed on the label, families will have information on calories, sodium, and other nutrients," said Jim Rondeau, the province's healthy living minister.

Subway and Boston Pizza are already part of the program. Others, including Dairy Queen, McDonald's, and Tim Hortons are in the process of joining the program and the government hopes more restaurants will come on board soon.

The program, called Informed Dining, is based on a similar system in British Columbia.

Participating restaurants display an "Informed Dining" logo.


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