New laws will require large restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 employees to add calorie labels to the food they sell.
Research shows eating out is becoming more common, particularly among families, with 75% of people visiting a restaurant, fast food eatery or getting a takeaway in the past week, compared to 69% in 2010.
However, there is often a lack of information about the calorie content of these items and research suggests people consume around 200 more calories a day if they eat out compared to food prepared at home.
This new measure is hoping to help people make healthier, informed choices as part of a balanced diet.
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