Oregon Public Health Institute, along with Upstream Public Health and other partners, successfully advocated for menu labeling laws in Multnomah County in the fall of 2008. Chain restaurants of 15 more outlets must now provide information about the calorie content of foods at the point of decision-making.

In the spring of 2009 statewide menu labeling was enacted into law by the Oregon Legislature, after much hard work by OPHI and partners. The statewide law preempts the county law. National health care reform legislation encoded a similar menu labeling provision into national law, which preempts both the state and the county. National menu labeling went into effect in the spring of 2011.

 

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