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Healthy Menu Choices Act

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 and its accompanying regulation, also referred to as the “menu labelling legislation,” required food service premises' with 20 or more locations in Ontario to display calories on menus for standard food items.1

Specifically, the law required these food service premises' to:1

  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
  2. Display contextual information to help educate customers about their daily caloric requirements.

Additional Information

To learn about the calories you need and where you can find information about calories in your food and drinks, view calories on menus.

To understand more about how calories should be displayed on menus, view a guide to menu-labelling requirements.


Date of creation: January 11, 2018
Last modified on: January 25, 2018

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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.