Thursday, October 23, 2008

Menu Labeling In Action

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is keeping track of actual calorie labeling on restaurant menus.

This one is from a menu board inside Chipotle's, NYC:

Cosi: (That's some pretty caloric fruit.)

IHOP: (Spinach & Mushroom Omelette: Fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese rolled in a fluffy omelette. Topped with rich hollandaise and dried tomatoes. 1210 calories. Wow.)


Subway: (Philly cheesesteak: 520 calories. No way. Johnny Rockets lists it at 715. Can't be less than a Big Mac.)

There are more at CSPI: Menus & Menu Boards with Nutrition Information

The above are all from New York City, because only NYC has implemented menu labeling legislation. But several states are considering it:

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