Appeals Court Upholds Calories-on-Menus

Rule applies to restaurants with at least 15 outlets

A federal appeals court has upheld New York City's regulation requiring some chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards.

A 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by a New York trade group representing 7,000 restaurants. It said the rule the city began enforcing last July is a reasonable attempt to curb obesity.

The panel rejected the New York State Restaurant Association's arguments that federal law gives restaurants discretion on whether to present nutritional information.

The new rule applies to restaurants that are part of chains with at least 15 outlets across the country.

The city and restaurant association didn't immediately comment on the ruling.

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