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Fight Fat with Calorie Counts?

By Christine Boyd, September/October 2009

The pros and cons of a proposed menu-labeling law.


READER'S COMMENT:
"People who go to fast food restaurants know that they are going to eat fat. They either will not read the chart or ignore it if they do read it. I live by calorie counts and I will not go into a fast food restaurant. All deserts, sugar...
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People who go to fast food restaurants know that they are going to eat fat. They either will not read the chart or ignore it if they do read it. I live by calorie counts and I will not go into a fast food restaurant.
All deserts, sugar and red meats have high calorie counts; chicken, fish, fruit & veges don't: That about says it all.
Al

Anonymous

10/23/2009 - 11:40pm

I think posting calories on menus has great value. As customers, we want to know the dollar cost of a meal before we dig in. And I urge my clients to think of calories the same way, as part of an informed decision making process.

I do not think we want to define success for calorie posting with the single criteria of calorie reduction. I am not sure behaviors can be changed with just numbers, but without those numbers being posted the person who wants to exercise discretion and choice has a significant disadvantage.

So I would like to find other criteria for success. Like the number of places I can eat and exercise my right as a diner to make an informed decision…
Linn Steward RD

Anonymous

10/14/2009 - 4:27pm



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