Calorie counts to appear in trains, planes, groceries and theaters

Man sitting in front of story-high picture of sandwich
Man sitting in front of story-high picture of sandwich

Anyone trying to watch their calorie intake knows the difficulty of sizing up the movie popcorn, spring rolls or deep-fried Snickers they buy at locations other than restaurants. Now the Food and Drug Administration is taking major steps to help consumers know just how much damage those food choices are causing to their waistline.

As part of The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, the FDA is imposing new requirements for labeling on ready-to-eat foods, that cover more than just traditional restaurants. You will soon see calorie information listed on the menus at movie theaters, airlines, trains, grocery store food courts, convenience stores and even hot dog stands.