If you saw the numbers, would you still eat what you eat?

@kellys3ps (3726)
United States
September 7, 2008 12:34pm CST
The bill on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk – SB 1420 – would require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to offer pamphlets starting next summer disclosing the calories, fat, carbohydrates and sodium in each menu item. Would menu labeling lead to widespread changes in behavior? Would you think twice about ordering that 420 calorie beverage at Starbuck's
2 responses
• United States
7 Sep 08
I really don't care, but I think it should be something far more discreet than having it printed right on the normal menu. Maybe make up separate nutrition cards or something. But it will probably lead to more guilt ordering. Instead of ordering what they want, a person may order something just because it has less calories/carbs just so they don't look "fat" in front of others, which I think it unfair.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Well, I am underweight, so calories and carbs are meaningless to me. Lucky me! I think that the bill is a good idea, but I don't think it's going to help too much because some people do not know the meanings of the numbers, they do not know what is a lot and what is a little. Then again this arrangement could help them learn.