Thursday, February 28, 2013

Serves you Right (Or Does It?)

There has been a lot of controversy recently (and not so recently) over ordering in restaurants. According to Willie Degel, the customer is king, so why is it so hard to get what you order? People constantly tell me stories about how they try to order something healthy- they specify no butter, no oil, etc. and their food comes slathered in some sort of fat. Unfortunately, there is no way to know what really goes on in the kitchen, so as a general rule of thumb, if you order something cooked, just assume it is coated in some sort of fat. The good news? The fight for restaurants requiring food labels persists and more and more chains are now required to post their nutritional information on their menus. Unfortunately, these are generally not the healthiest places you can choose to eat, but at least it's progress! Apparently, most restaurants are on board with providing nutrition information- it's actually the supermarkets who are protesting, as they don't want to be burdened with the extra work (especially since mislabeling is a federal crime!)

What do you think? Should restaurants be required to provide nutritional information for all of their dishes? Pin It

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