Did you know that the new health care reform bill includes a little provision that requires chain restaurants to visibly post calorie counts? Sometime next year we will no longer be able to eat our burger and fries without knowing the potential damage to our diet. No longer can we hide our heads in the fast-food sand.
Personally, I think this is a great idea. When I am eating healthy, I usually avoid these restaurants, but on my recent road trip vacation I stopped at several. And I was shocked the other night to discover a salad option had twice as many calories as the sub sandwich I was avoiding. Knowing the nutritional information would help me make the healthiest eating decision, if that is my goal in the moment. And if I want to indulge and ignore the facts, I can.
What do you think about this new law?