Figuring Out Fast Food

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Fast-food restaurants in Kentucky would have to post calorie counts on drive-thru menu boards under a measure being considered in the Legislature.

Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, filed the legislation last week, saying it could dramatically improve the health of Kentuckians by letting them know just how fattening fast food can be.

The measure isn't limited to burgers and fries. It also would apply to menu items offered by any restaurant chain with 10 or more locations in the state.

"It's not a matter of big government trying to tell people what to eat," Harper Angel said. "It's just empowering our consumers with the information to make the best choices for themselves."

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