Philadelphia- Do You Support Menu Labeling?

 As you may know, New York recently passed a law that all fast food restaurants have to post nutrition facts on their menu boards.  Many people argue that the nutrition information that is currently available is either not accessible at the time you’re ordering (i.e. the internet) or it is hard to find (i.e. pamphlets behind the counter).  Posting the nutrition facts on the board could help increase awareness of the calorie content of the foods and hopefully help people to make better decisions.  In the long run, it may also force restaurants to offer more lower-calorie options.

According to Center for Science in Public Interest (CSPI), “In April, the Public Health and Human Services Committee of the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously in favor of menu labeling. Next, the full City Council will take up the issue.” 

If you would like to support menu labeling, you can click on the web address below and send a letter to your City Council representative.  CSPI makes it easy- they already developed a letter, and all you have to do is add your name and address.  This is your chance to make a difference if you would like to see this change.