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Ready-to-eat Meals at Supermarkets Should Have Kilojoule Count Displayed

by Savitha C Muppala on March 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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 Ready-to-eat Meals at Supermarkets Should Have Kilojoule Count Displayed

A state government initiative to cut obesity has called for all super markets across NSW to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat foods such as bakery items, sushi and barbeque chickens so that consumers are aware exactly what is going in.

Premier Barry O'Farrell while making the announcement said it was all about arming people with the correct information in order to make healthy choices.

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"I'm someone who absolutely recognizes that it's personal decisions to maintain the healthy lifestyle that will help you lose weight, but you can't make those personal decisions unless you're equipped with the information and that's what this stage of the program is about," he said.

It is crucial for people to know about the kilojoule content of the foods before they consumed it. They called it the 8700 initiative - introduced last year to step up awareness about the average consumption a person should consume which is 8700kj per day, in order to keep a healthy weight.

This initiative requires all the fast food chains with 20 or more outlets to display the kilojoule content of all menu items.



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