July 1, 2009
TIME Magazine on posting restaurant calorie info
Interesting piece on Time.com (June 29, 2009) on the restaurant calorie labeling issue:
Fast Food: Would You Like 1,000 Calories with That?, by Sean Gregory
How sloppy is that triple Whopper with cheese? It has 1,250 calories, or 62.5% of the recommended 2,000-calories-per-day diet. The Fried Macaroni and Cheese from the Cheesecake Factory? Try 1,570 calories — according to health experts, you're better off eating a stick of butter. . . .
To be fare, the cheesecake probably has more nutrients than the butter, and it tastes better, so there are psychic benefits. I don't think calories are the whole story. But the article looks interesting anyway.
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MediaCurves.com conducted a study on 402 viewers of a news clip featuring restaurants that provide nutritional information to their customers. Results found that the majority of respondents (84%) reported that restaurants should be required to list nutritional information. The study revealed that 60% of respondents indicated that requiring all restaurants to list nutritional information would help to decrease the national obesity rate.
More in depth results can be seen at:
Posted by: Ben | Oct 1, 2009 2:28:33 PM