Friday, July 19, 2013
Apparently, listing the calorie content of fast foods doesn't affect restaurant patrons' eating behaviors.
No surprise there. In fact, in opposition to the way the calorie counts were intended to be used, I found them downright useful the other day when I saw that the McDonald's 20-piece McNugget box has nearly 1000 kilocalories. It was midday and I hadn't eaten yet so I was a bit behind.
But one can only hope that, should these findings be replicated, public health officials will see that they overreached a tad with this recent bit of government intrusion into free enterprise.
Or, perhaps the law will be amended to require bigger, more neon-colored calorie labels. That should do the trick.