A popular eatery reveals its calories in a few weeks. Will it change what you order? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Panera to post calories on menu boards this month
You'll soon be able to look at the menu board at Panera Bread and know how many calories are in each item. Panera will be the first nationwide chain to voluntarily post calorie information at all of its company-owned restaurants, including Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe stores. Calorie counts will be posted by March 24.
Soft drink sales way down in schools
With so many reports like this one showing the health problems in children because of obesity, it's good to see efforts to turn things around. A new study shows a program aimed to sell healthier drinks in U.S. schools has helped cut the amount of full-sugar soft drinks in schools by 95 percent compared to 2004. Many health experts believe non-diet soft drinks are a big source of extra calories and that they are helping to fuel the obesity epidemic.
New York wants to add 'fat tax' on soft drinks
We've heard the talk before about a 'fat tax' on sugary beverages in the U.S. as a way to fight the obesity epidemic. Now New York leaders are pushing for it, saying that soft drinks are to blame for the rise in obesity in this country. They want soft drinks to be treated like tobacco so that the government can price people away from their bad habits.
What do you think? Should sugary drinks be taxed?
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