Food Service Premises
Food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario are required to: 1
- Display the number of calories for every standard food item and self-serve item, on menus (including menu boards), labels and display tags; and
- Display contextual information to help educate customers about their daily caloric requirements.
The following contextual statement must be displayed:
Adults and youth (ages 13 and older) need an average of 2,000 calories a day, and children (ages 4 to 12) need an average of 1,500 calories a day. However, individual needs vary.4
For more information on what responsibilities you have as a food service operator, visit the Calories on menus: information for businesses web page.
Notify the Health Unit
To notify the Health Unit about a Healthy Menu Choices Act error, please contact the Environmental Health Team:
All concerns will be followed up by a Public Health Inspector in a timely manner.