We have seen obesity all over the map from the recent errors at CDC on their website to tons of people who love to make infographics to show us where all the fat people are in the US.  I hate those infographics as they don’t do anything other than let the creator say image“look what a pretty infographics I made” and it’s also a very negative impact on those who are abuse, like infographic bullying if you will.  People that are obese are not hidden in some data base somewhere where you can’t find them but on the web, the folks that live way too virtual seem to think there’s something to that.

Look at what the boneheads thought was a good thing at CDC, get those employers with fat employees in a data base so we can reach out and find them and start making stats!  The head of CDC, wouldn’t you know it came right from the New York Bloomberg Health Office and sounds like he brought his Algo Duped Proof of Concepts that failed with Big Gulp along with him.

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Even alcohol if served at a restaurant will have it’s calories listed but don’t worry the bars are not having to do this and the folks who have vending machine businesses get another year to get their information in place, posted somewhere on the machine.  Take out food places will be challenged a bit I think but again somewhere posted will be the rule and we’ll have to deal with estimates too that are as close as people can come as in a take out shop, the size dished out could vary by one order having 10 more noodles than the next, just based on the way food is dished out and not on purpose. 

Movie theaters might stand to loose some business though as the price is usually high enough to discourage many and this might topple it over a bit.  Again there will have to be some slack here as we don’t need an FDA calorie control police unit out there, just get some basic information out there.  The new rules will be out soon and if people take this as an effort to educate and not produce data that is to stand up in court with lawsuits, everyone will probably win.  BD

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will announce sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods.

The rules will have broad implications for public health. As much as a third of the calories that Americans consume come from outside the home, and many health experts believe that increasingly large portion sizes and unhealthy ingredients have been significant contributors to obesity in the United States.

“This is one of the most important public health nutrition policies ever to be passed nationally,” said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “Right now, you are totally guessing at what you are getting. This rule will change that.”



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