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Do Calories on Menus Really Help?

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Do Calories on Menus Really Help?

Sacto_Damkier | Mar 6, 2007 10:40 AM

I read about the new law in New York City about listing calories directly on the menu in restaruants. While I prefer to have nutritional information readily available (i.e. calories, fat content, fiber), does anyone think this would actually make people make better decisions? My opinion is that people who care about calories will not order those items anyway and are not the target of such regulations. I think that the intended target will likely ignore or not understand the calorie count, defeating the purpose of the law. Plus, is it really possible to know the exact calories in each prepared dish?

Thoughts?

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