(Closed) Does your city show calorie count for fast food?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are menu calorie counts a good thing and would this influence your food choices
    I think displaying calorie counts is good : (22 votes)
    38 %
    I think displaying calorie counts is bad : (0 votes)
    I think this would influence my food choices : (23 votes)
    40 %
    I think this wouldn't influence my food choices : (0 votes)
    We have this in my city (and I'll tell you where) : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Honey! : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yep–we have menu labeling requirements in San Francisco.  I personally love the idea of having the information available.  It makes me think twice about what I order.

    Post # 4
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    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I see this often at Chickfila, my favoritest fast food =)  It makes me feel good that my induglence (original chicken sandwich) is still less than 500 calories.

    Post # 5
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    NYC has it and I seriously love it. I think it helps also. I try to order the options with less calories (who knew the sausage breakfast sandwiches at mcdonalds have more calories than the bacon?!) Its something I got used to quite quickly and feel a little let down, if not slightly irritated when I can’t see the calorie count when ordering at some place that doesn’t require it to be posted. It’s tough when I go back home in Indiana where it’s not required :p  It makes me feel a little lost when ordering lol

    It’s also crazy to see how many calories are in the food at places like Olive Garden and stuff! There are so few things under 1,000 calories that it’s absolutely mind boggling.

    Post # 6
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    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i have a love/hate relationship with it – the calorie counts listed have made me stop eating many of my favorite indulgences. so it’s wonderful that i’m no longer eating all this crap, but sometimes i wish i could & just not know how bad it was for me…

    Post # 7
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yup, chains must display nutritional info on everything on their menu.  As far as I know this is actually a national law.

    Post # 8
    Member
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I think displaying calorie count is a good idea. Though I don’t know how many people it influences. Unfortunately in our country too many people eat fast food for the convinence or go someplace that serves large portions and think it’s a good thing. Not everyone knows how many calories should be consumed a day and without that knowledge what good is posting a calorie count.

    Post # 9
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    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I haven’t seen it yet out here, but I love that idea!  The more education for people, the better!

    Post # 10
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    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Nope, not in Lexington. We’re small like that 🙂

    Post # 11
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    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We have it in LA. Though it isn’t displayed on the menu, it is just available to anyone who wants to see it. I think it would made a huge difference in my eating choices. I don’t think we eat consciously, and calorie counts help. However, LA is so diet obsessed as is, and occasionally I want mexican food and a margarita without having to feel the guilt!

    Post # 12
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I live in WI and we only have about 65,000 residents in the city so NO we definitely don’t have mandatory requirements. I wish we did though, I agree that it would influence what I order.

    Post # 13
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I haven’t seen this yet but we live in the middle of nowhere. It would definitley influence what choices I made. I think it’s a great idea.

    Post # 14
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think this would be really cool and it would definitely influence my food choices.  I often look up the nutritional information for chain resturants and make my decisions accordingly.  Also, my husband has diabetes, so I think this would be super helpful for people like him, who really have to pay attention to specific nutritional information.

    Post # 15
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    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I lived in NYC where we’ve had them for a year or so.  Now that I’ve moved to Chicago I miss them.  It definitely influenced my food choices for the better.

    Or, at least, if I wanted junk food like a muffin, I’d choose the 450 calorie blueberry muffin over the 530 calorie chocolate chip.  But if I was eating one muffin a week (not unreasonable), that small difference would amount to over a pound a year.

    I wish Chicago would institute this.

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