Menu Labeling, Trans Fat Ban Approved By Board Of Health

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Menu Labeling And Trans Fat Ban

People will be able to make more informed food choices and have a safer food supply as King County Board of Health requires menu labeling in chain restaurants and eliminates artificial trans fat in all restaurants.

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Board of Health members expressed strong support for the decision that will improve the dining experience and the health of the community in the fight against obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

"The Board of Health is responsible for passing laws to protect the health of the public, and to promote healthy behaviors that improve health and prevent illness," said King County Councilmember and Board of Health Chair Julia Patterson. "There is no better example of our commitment to residents' health than the legislation passed today that protects us from dangerous trans fats and promotes consumer education and informed choices by labeling menus."

"With the menu labeling requirement, the Board has taken a significant step today to enable us to make more informed choices about the food we eat," said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health

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