This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

January 1, 2007

Calorie Shock at the Counter - New York Times

Calorie Shock at the Counter: "New York City's first-in-the-nation order to ban trans fats from all city restaurants has received wide attention. But the most important health dividends might well come from a less prominent measure that was also approved by the city's Board of Health yesterday: a requirement that fast-food restaurants post the calories in their offerings in large type and in readily visible positions. The likely shock when patrons realize just how many calories they are imbibing with their oversized burgers and fries or richly sweetened coffees may provide just the right impetus to propel overweight customers toward a healthier diet. "

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