Skip to comments.Menus still calorie-laden despite new laws: group
Posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:34 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
Laws requiring U.S. restaurant chains to list calorie counts have not stopped them from offering unhealthy meals that pack in calories, fat and salt, a group that encourages healthy food said on Tuesday.
A pancake breakfast providing 1,380 calories, a single-serve pizza that packs two days' worth of sodium and a pasta dish swimming in four day's worth of fat top a list published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
The group, which "outs" the calorie, fat and sodium counts of America's favorite foods every year, said it looked for evidence that restaurants are trimming back their offerings in the face of new laws and political pressure.
...The food and restaurant industry has been lobbying for self-regulation, arguing that Americans need to control their own eating habits. But the Institute of Medicine says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should start regulating the food industry to help remove salt from food.
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Why not require the restaurants to tell the customers which foods actually taste good too?
I mean, we can’t JUST go by the numbers.
Eat your pablum if you want.
CPSI is a Commie rat front group. IMO.
Of course, the nanny staters want to ensure that no one ever has ANY fun.
So what? Everyone knows if you eat that stuff every day you wind up looking like Michael Moore.
"Center for Socialists bent on Public Intimidation"
There, I fixed it.
The Socialists just can’t stand freedom of choice.
Good thing it’s the menu thats full of calories and not the food....
This is actually one I agree with. Obesity is at epidemic proportions and the fatties cause my health insurance premiums to go up. The secret to beating obesity is to eat less and move around more.
Horrors, these evil chains are cramming food down people's throats.
They’ve certainly taken the fun out of eating at the Cheesecake Factory!
“Laws requiring U.S. restaurant chains to list calorie counts have not stopped them from offering unhealthy meals that pack in calories, fat and salt, a group that encourages healthy food said on Tuesday. “
Well I’ll be dipped in chips. Huda thunkit?
And careless drivers talking on their cell phones and causing accidents make my car insurance go up. Ban cell phones.
Then the nanny government needs to step in and mandate higher prices and smaller portions.
First they came for the smokers....but I was not a smoker...
Then they came for the fatties...but I was not a fattie...
“The secret to beating obesity is to eat less and move around more.”
The Khmer Rouge tried this. Worked great on obesity, but there were side effects.
When the Government starts PAYING MY a FOOD ALLOWANCE....I’ll ask for their advice...until then, well...you know...they can......
reminds me of the old saying:
“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink without an EPA water assessment and assorted nutritional labels.”
That’s been tried in a lot of different regimes throughout history.
I wouldn’t doubt that it’s coming to this country, if Christ doesn’t come first, that is.