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Chain Restaurants: Nutritional Info on Menus

At popular chain restaurants like Ruby Tuesday's and Uno's Chicago Grill, 2,000 calorie menu items are normal. Order yourself some pizza skins to start and you'll be consuming 2,050 calories, 48g of saturated fat, and 3,140 mg of sodium. You're only supposed to have 2,300 mg of sodium a day. I'll take my check now, please!!!

Some menu items, we know are not exactly healthy for us, but because the nutritional information is not listed, we have no idea just exactly how bad they are.

Starting in the summer, many chain restaurants that operate in NYC will be required to list calories on the menu. I'd like to know what you think about that - take my poll on the matter and voice your opinion.

CSPI (the Center for Science in the Public Interest) believes it is about time for Congress to pass Menu Education and Labeling (MEAL) legislation. Labeling menus will encourage people to order healthier items when dining out. The idea being this will help combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diet related heart disease.

When nutritional labeling on food products was introduced, it revolutionized the way people shopped for groceries. Nutritional labeling at chain restaurants will help diners make informed decisions when eating out.

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muffinmaggie muffinmaggie 9 years
i'm thrilled with the idea. as it is now i hate going out to eat because i have no clue what i'm putting into my body... one of the few places i will go is Ruby Tuesday becuase they actually let you know what they're putting in front of you.
mrsjacki mrsjacki 10 years
Good grief! They really need to pass that law..... Jacki _____________________________________________________________ Proud of my Marine!!!
kraer11 kraer11 10 years
I sure hope this law is passed!
N-e-e-c-a-l-l-e N-e-e-c-a-l-l-e 10 years
That was horrifying, I know personally its much easier to make poor choices at restaurants because the nutrition information isnt staring me in the face..I can kind of igore it. But if I was planning on getting that pizza bread stuff as an apetizer and I saw the calorie count next to it theres no way I would get it. I think it would be awesome to have that info included on the menu. I might eat out more often!
blogsap blogsap 10 years
the Today Show had something good on sodium a week ago and how we might not realize how much we're consuming.
TheFairestLady TheFairestLady 10 years
I'm shocked. How could one item off the menu have THAT many calories alone??? Holy canoli, it's madness. :|
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