We Need to Know What We Ingest-- Seattle Post Intelligencer

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We Need to Know What We Ingest KELLY D. BROWNELL AND ROBERTA R. FRIEDMAN Seattle Post-Intelligencer , February 14, 2008 The King County Board of Health, which passed regulation requiring the posting of calories on the menus and menu boards of chains, thinks they should. Two of every three King County residents want the information, and nutrition experts agree this knowledge is important. The restaurant industry talks like it supports the idea, but does it really? If it is true to form, the industry will sue the county right before the regulation takes effect, just as it has in New York City. If the King County regulation takes effect on Aug. 1, customers will see the nutrition information on menu boards or menus at the point of ordering, so they can make informed decisions about their meals before they buy them. An industry-supported Senate bill would stop King County's efforts by allowing chains to put the information in places other than at the point of purchase. Very few people consult the poster on a wall before they order a fast-food meal.
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