For a few years, fast-food joints have been posting the nutritional information of their menu items, though not always easy to find. Now more restaurants (those with more than 20 outlets) will have to post the calorie content of each item on the menu board and at the drive-thru. Want that Big Mac? It will set you back 500 calories.
I realize that there are opinions about this on both sides of the argument. Do you want the government policing your every bite? Or do you prefer to make an informed choice before diving into that giant burrito?
No one is trying to take your food away from you. But, with this rising epidemic of obesity, people do need to be educated about the calorie and fat content of the food they’re planning on eating to see if it will fit into their calorie budget.
When people eat away from home, they eat more and eat worse. When they see the actual number of calories in the food they are ordering, they are often shocked. With hope, it will guide them to making a healthier choice.
How do you think this labeling law will affect the way you make choices when eating away from home. Sound off – let us know what you think!