Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The DC Menu Education and Labeling Act of 2007 was introduced by Councilmember Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) in March of 2007. The legislation would require chain restaurants with 10 or more locations nationwide to provide nutritional infromation (calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and saturated plus trans fat) on their menus. The MEAL Act was referred to the Health Committee. David Catania, Chair of that committee needs to schedule a public hearing on the bill. If a hearing is not held, the legislation will expire at the end of 2008. Contact David Catania at 202-724-7772 or send an email though his web page http://www.davidcatania.com/ to express your support for the DC MEAL Act.