One aspect of the new legislation is that chain restaurants will be required to prominently display calorie counts and other nutrition information on menus and drive-throughs.
I just don't know if I can bear knowing just how many calories are in my beloved Chipotle burrito ...
I'm content with being blissfully ignorant about the amount of calories I'm ingesting during my all-too-frequent visits to the Mexican chain. If I really knew how many were packed in my football-sized burrito, would I cut down on my fast food consumption?
And therein lies exactly the point of the law: If Americans are informed about what is actually in the food they are eating, perhaps they will make healthier food choices, thereby improving their long-term health. In this way, this new health care bill may play an important role in making us healthier -- even if it means cutting back on some of our favorite treats.
In a perfect world, which chain restaurant would you prefer NOT display their calorie counts?