7 ing available at many restaurants and eat- ing establishments, you’ll now be able to compare foods and beverages and choose healthier options. Calories “In Context” To help put calorie listings in the context of a total daily diet, restaurants will also include this statement on menus and menu boards: “2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary.” Your calorie needs may be higher or lower and will depend on your age, sex, and physical activity level. Determine your calorie needs at https://www.fda.gov/calo- riesonthemenu. Where You’ll See It Calorie labeling is required for restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations. Look for calorie information for: • Meals or snacks from sit-down and fast- food restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, ice cream stores, drive-through windows, mov- ie theatres, amusement parks, and take- out/delivery foods • Foods, such as sandwiches, ordered from a menu or menu board at a grocery/conve- nience store or delicatessen • “Self-serve” foods from a salad or hot- food bar at a restaurant or grocery store • Alcoholic drinks/cocktails when they are listed on menus Restaurants that are required to provide calorie information on menus and menu boards are also required to provide writ- ten nutrition information on menu items, including total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein. So, when eating out, don’t hesitate to ask for more nutrition information!