Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FDA proposes more calorie count information

Today I had an (almost) all day office meeting. It was phenomenally boring. As a result, I began searching the Internet for random news articles that interest me, and came across this.

I will not lie; I was on the fence about this for a long time. I knew personally I would benefit greatly from restaurants putting caloric information on their menus, but I had heard that it was rather expensive for restaurants to submit their food for the testing required. The proposal by the FDA is for restaurants with more than 20 locations be required to put their caloric information on the menu. This helps out not only me but also the small businesses out there. I like it.

It surprised me when I went into Panera the other day and they had their calorie information on the menu. I was head-down in my iPhone, trying to look up the nutritional information. My husband kept nudging me to give my order, and I kept ingnoring him. Finally, after the 3rd nudge, I rather nastily said, "I'm looking up the calorie information, you go first!" To which I had to apologize profusely after I realized he was trying to show me the calorie information was already up there.

Oops. But, woohoo Panera!


  1. I'm all for places having to list their caloric content! Would help me out :-) And anything that makes my life easier I'm all for it! lol

  2. THe only calorie count Panera doesn't have posted are their treats, but they had them in a book when I requested it. I blogged the other day about it. That carrot muffin (ever so small) was over 500 calories!!

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