Meet Bloomberg | Calorie Counts

If we can get you to have less in front of you, then you’ll probably eat less and be healthier for it.

Michael Bloomberg, Weekly World News, Feb. 9, 2013

Calorie Counting Adds Up to Failure

Not only did Nanny Bloomberg want to control your alcohol consumption, he wanted to control your calorie consumption as well. So he fought a long and controversial fight to require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus. Ultimately, he won the battle but lost the war. Restaurants were forced to comply with his demands and, in 2008, began listing calorie counts. But a study conducted by NYU Langone Medical Center later found that calorie consumption was barely impacted by the changes.

Bloomberg Orders Up Another Failed Effort

Calorie Counting Begins

Calorie Counting Begins

Per Michael Bloomberg's initiative, New York City restaurants with 15 outlets or more began displaying calorie counts on their menus in 2008.

A Bust From The Beginning

A Bust From The Beginning

A 2008 study showed that people consumed approximately 783 calories per meal at restaurants with calories displayed vs. 756 at restaurants without calorie counts

Long-Term Results: No Change

Long-Term Results: No Change

By 2013/2014, people consumed between 804-839 calories per meal at restaurants with calories displayed, and 802-857 per meal at restaurants without the counts.


Calorie Counts News

The Daily Caller  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Evidence Is In: Bloomberg’s Calorie Count Menus Were A Total Failure external link

“Bloomberg, who served as mayor of New York between 2002 and 2013, introduced a policy to force chain restaurants to show calorie counts on their menus. Starting in 2008, the calorie counts for restaurants with ...

Capital New York  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Calorie counts on menus aren’t working, new research shows external link

Seven years after then-mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed for calorie counts on menus across the city, new research shows they aren't having much of an effect.

The New York Times  

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New York City Reintroduces Calorie Rule external link

The judge’s decision was a victory for the New York State Restaurant Association, which had sued the city to challenge the regulation. In his ruling, however, the judge provided a framework for the city to ...


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bloomberg: Nanny-in-Chief or Health Crusader? external link

"If we can get you to have less in front of you, then you'll probably eat less, and you'll be healthier for it," says Bloomberg.

The Economist  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New York’s Calorie Counting external link

Calorie counts have been required on menus in New York City's restaurants and coffee chains since July 2008. Any outfit with more than 15 branches nationwide is required to post calorie information in a similar ...

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