Menu Labeling Legislation Gaining Momentum In California

According to the Center For Science In The Public Interest, menu labeling legislation is gaining momentum in the California State Assembly. The menu labeling law “would require chain restaurants to list calories on menu boards and calories, saturated and trans fat, sodium, and carbohydrates on printed menus.”

According to the CSPI, more than 20 states are considering similar laws.

“Californians, and indeed all Americans, deserve to know what they’re getting when they’re ordering food at chain restaurants,” said CSPI nutrition policy director Margo G. Wootan. “A Double Whopper with Cheese has as many calories in Sacramento as it does in San Diego. Why not make that information available when people are making their decisions?”

We have to admit that when we first heard of this kind of law, we thought it was dumb. Then we saw that Subway had complied with it (instead of suing to stop it like McDonald’s, Wendy’s…etc.) Now we think its a good idea. People shouldn’t have to dig for calorie info.

Menu Labeling Bill Clears Key Hurdle in California [CSPI]