Look, if I want to know how much an item costs at Starbucks or McDonald's I look up on the menu board. The next thing I care about is how many calories I'm tossing down. Why shouldn't I be able to look up at the same menu board for that info?
For years I've been grabbing the "low-fat" items, which was the closest thing to nutrition information available. With menu labeling, however, we now know how radically different"low-fat" and "low calorie" are. So, to play off of Clara Peller's old Wendy's standard, my question to chain restaurants is: Where's the Calories?!
Hip-hip-horray for New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Santa Clara. Simple, obvious legislation that helps us make wise decisions.
And to the folks who feel "bad" when they see this information -- please don't breed!
What's your opinion? Chime in on this MSNBC poll: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25692836/