Coming to a vending machine near you

I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to know when putting my dollar into a vending machine to buy a pack of chips is how many calories I'm ingesting. But that's going to be the new rule mandated by Obamacare; vending machine companies will have to post calorie counts of their products. Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. play Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year. It estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the health care system would be at...(Read Full Post)