Next time you visit an eating joint, you might as well hear the guy on the register saying, “That would be $4 and 900 calories, please!”
In a recent development, in United States of America, it has been mandated that every restaurant, pub and cinema chain should be displaying the calorie content of their food and drink. The same practice is already being followed by many joints in United Kingdom.
According to BBC :
Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the LGA’s community well-being board, said: “We are calling on cinema, restaurant and pub chains to step up and show leadership in tackling the obesity crisis, by providing clear and graphic signs at counters and on menus.
“In many cases, people are unaware of how many calories they are consuming.
“Food and drink outlets should be doing more to provide clear and prominent labelling which spells this out clearly.”
Soft drinks are said to be the biggest contributor to the obesity problems in kids these days, around the world. The move should be a welcoming one, as now one can observe and record his/her calorie intake, even when eating out. Also, perhaps, out of sheer shyness, of public display of calorie intact, we may cut on intake as well!! Great move for ones under diet plans!