How many calories are in that slice? The possibilities seem to be endless, according to the pizza lobby. | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

A Pizza industry-funded coalition is hoping to keep calorie counts under the counter. Politico reports that “an old-fashioned political food fight” is under way in the Beltway with pizza makers arguing that a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring chain restaurants to provide calorie counts shouldn't apply to pizza.

According to the group—with the amiable name of the American Pizza Community—there are apparently 34 million ways to order a pizza, making advanced disclosure of an individual pizza's calorie count somewhat more difficult than the simpler burger-and-fries combo. The group is lobbying for a change in requirements that would instead mandate calorie counts for a slice rather than a whole pizza and average totals rather than specific calorie counts.