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items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, are posted at a McDonald's restaurant in New York.
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Looking for calorie labels on menus? Not until 2017

Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don't have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.

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FILE - In this June 17, 2013 file photo, a menu board showing calorie counts hangs at a Starbucks in New York. Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries. (AP Photo/Candice Choi, File)
FILE - In this June 17, 2013 file photo, a menu board showing calorie counts hangs at a Starbucks in New York. (AP Photo/Candice Choi, File)
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Studies raise questions about impact of menu calorie counts

Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.

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Texmex Tortillas
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Calories on menus delayed until 2016, says federal agency

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores - and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines - to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

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FILE - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, blog writer Stephanie Klose, sips beverage as she participates in a soda taste test in New York. Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 said they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
FILE - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, blog writer Stephanie Klose, sips beverage as she participates in a soda taste test in New York. Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 said they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

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Campbell's, better known for soup, hopes the healthy juice trend will breathe new life into its V8 juice brand. (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Companies Lighten Up Packaged Foods

A pledge by 16 major food and beverage companies has resulted in 6.4 trillion fewer calories being sold in the United States between 2012 and 2013.

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Campbell's Soup products
Campbell's, better known for soup, hopes the healthy juice trend will breathe new life into its V8 juice brand. (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Companies Lighten Up Packaged Foods [AUDIO]

A pledge by 16 major food and beverage companies has resulted in 6.4 trillion fewer calories being sold in the United States between 2012 and 2013.

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Flickr User Ed Yourdon
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Do Menu Labels Influence You? [AUDIO]

If your breakfast sandwich has 450 calories without meat, but 600 calories with meat added, would you go for the one with fewer calories? Chances are, you wouldn't.

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