Most of you have probably read by now that the recently passed U.S. health care legislation includes a provision that would require restaurants with a certain number of locations to post the calorie amounts in food items on the menu. In case you have not, here is an Associated Press story about the requirement.
My husband and I were debating the other day whether we thought this would really keep people from ordering high-calorie menu items like double-decker bacon cheeseburgers and fried chicken dinners. I think restaurants will certainly see some effects of the labeling, but I’m really curious as to the extent of the impact.
I’d like to open this up for discussion here on the blog. Do you think the provision is a good idea? Do you believe it will affect your purchasing decisions, or the decisions of others?