Vending machines to display calorie count info

December 30, 2013 6:00:13 PM PST
You may soon think twice before heading to the vending machine for your favorite mid-afternoon snack.

Starting January 1, you can expect to see calorie information next to candy bars, potato chips, cookies, and all other items sold in 5 million vending machines nationwide.

The new requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act.

The Food and Drug Administration hopes labeling food will encourage people to make healthier snack choices.