Menu Labeling Leads to Better Choices
The cities of New York and Seattle, and now the State of California have passed legislation that requires chain restaurants to post the calorie content of each item.
Knowledge is Power. The idea is that if consumers can see calorie information they will make healthier food choices. And companies will be shamed into making their products healthier!
I love this quote: "Ten years from now, it will probably seem strange that once upon a time, chain restaurants didn't list calories on menus and menu boards for everyone to see," said Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, which has been spearheading the menu labeling movement nationwide.