New York City passed a law requiring restaurants to post calorie information alongside menu items. Other nutritional information, like fat content, sodium and carbohydrates, are posted somewhere in the restaurant, but is not required to be right next to the item since there isn’t room for everything. Some people are seeing that this is having a great effect on their food choices. Almost guilting them away from their favorite snacks.
The bill was passed because many people underestimate how many calories they are taking in. This is a great reminder to them. There is a health care reform bill being considered that would require restaurants with at least 20 locations throughout the country will have to post calories on menus. I think this is a great idea. BYU should consider this move to help the student population make informed choices about their lunches in the CougarEat.
For example, did you know the Cheesy Double Beef burrito, my favorite from Taco Bell because of it’s price, has 470 calories, with 20 grams of fat?
Look up more nutritional content from Taco Bell on their page.
Most restaurants provide similar nutritional guides on their websites, it’s a great idea to look things up before you go out to eat.