McDonald's to display calorie information

McDonald's to display calorie informationAccording to the Department of Health, DH, calories information on its menu will be displayed by McDonald's this week in all its 1,200 UK restaurants.

Now people can see what they are eating and how many calories do milkshakes, burgers, salads and Happy Meal contains.

According to a DH spokesman, more than 5,000 high street food outlets will be transformed with companies like KFC, Pizza Hut, Pret a Manger and JD Wetherspoon, signing up for putting this information on their food items.

He added, "Research shows that calorie labelling makes people more aware of the energy content of their foods and does influence people's choices. So with McDonald's serving three million meals every day in 1,200 restaurants, this will have a huge effect on the high street."

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley added that out of six meals, one meal is eaten outside and people do not actually know what they are eating but with this step people can do justice to their waistline by seeing how many calories they are consuming when eating outside home and make healthier choices when it comes to eating.