If they have their way, the big scary calorie count will be next to the hamburgers and fries listed on overhead signs.
The Ontario Medical Association feels that consumers should be armed with the facts when ordering food, forcing them to make better choices when it comes to convenience foods. A similar program is already in place in NYC and 17 chain restaurants in Britain have agreed to institute something similar according to the Globe and Mail.
Although this is all well and good if we want to encourage people to count calories, are we really asking for the right type of nutritional information when we order combo number three? They think that kids need to see the scary facts in order to make better decisions and try to minimize the instances of obesity in our province.
I like the idea, but personally, I am always wondering how my meals stack up in terms of the servings that I am required to eat under Canada's Food Guide.
So what I'm seeing then is the feds give us food groups and a provincial initiative gives us calories.
Which way is it then?
And what exactly is this teaching us? Isn't this like give a man a fish, teach a man to fish sort of conundrum?
Should I just be thankful that they're even interested in my health and well-being?
If you could "have it your way" (Oh, BK how I love thee soooo), what would you want up there in bright lights to avoid that side order of unnecessary artery clog?
Have at 'er.