Health & Fitness: New on the Menu

Chains offer nutrition lists

Fast-food junkies can pick up their orders within minutes, but finding out what they are actually eating usually involves a correspondence with company headquarters. Last week, though, five major chains bowed to longtime demands from consumer groups and more recent pressure from the attorney generals of New York, California and Texas for on-site fast-food labeling. McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Jack in the Box confirmed that listings of ingredients and nutritional content of all menu items will soon be available at numerous outlets.

Critics, however, remain unsatisfied. Several consumer groups want detailed nutritional labeling on individual food wrappers,...

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