With Great Amounts of Nutritional Info, Comes Great Amounts of Responsibility

Restaurant Nutritional Information displayed on the receipt

Will this help our eating habits?

We are all guilty of not eating healthy all the time, but we are probably even worse at making healthy choices when we are out to eat. When the menus are overloaded with delicious looking  foods that are just screaming our names, its hard to pick that wimpy salad when it’s sitting right next to a picture of a hot, thick, and juicy hamburger. So, is it the restaurants fault that we make poor healthy choices when we go out?

The Government has taken a closer look at this question and has come up with their own solution; make it mandatory for fast food restaurants and vending machines to display nutritional information. At first glance, this sounds great…but then you start to think about it, and you might realize that you never paid much attention to those labels anyway and that they can play psychological tricks on your mind.

So the question is, do you think giving consumers more information will lead to healthier choices?

One response to “With Great Amounts of Nutritional Info, Comes Great Amounts of Responsibility

  1. I don’t think so. I don’t go to MacDonalds because I am ignorant of what I am about to put in my body. I go there because I like how their french fries taste. I am smart enough to know they are not healthy. However, it is much harder to ENJOY those french fries and other items when you see the nutritional content displayed everywhere. I’ve heard a lot about childhood obesity lately, but this Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth (http://www.1dental.com/moms-guide/) explains that tooth decay is the most common disease among children. Pretty soon the government will be telling fastfood establishments to rate the food based on how beneficial it will be to our oral health. It’s crazy – time to take some personal responsibility and for parents to take responsibility for the choices they provide to their children.

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