VICTORIA (NEWS1130) – Informed Dining is coming to several small BC restaurants this week, which will mean you’ll have easier access to nutritional information.

Around 300 places will be displaying sodium and calorie content right on the menu.

The program is voluntary says Ian Tostenson, President of the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association.

“The government invested in, and this is very costly, the nutritional analysis. So when you go into those restaurants you will see an ‘informed dining’ logo. You can ask ‘Can I see your nutritional information?’ Your server will bring the information and then you can decide.”

Tostenson feels this is where the market is headed.

“You know it could be about $100 per restaurant menu item. That’s why the government decided to invest in small business.”

He hopes larger chains will soon follow suite.