Have you noticed the nutrition labeling at some restaurants you frequent? If so, you're not the only one. In the first field-based study of mandatory menu labeling laws, customers purchased food with 151 fewer calories, 224 milligrams less sodium and 3.7 grams less saturated fat compared to customers at restaurants without menu labels. That's good news, but labeling is only half the battle. Portion sizes in today's restaurant meals are out of control. Even consumers who used the labels purchased oversized meals that, on average, far exceeded what could be considered healthy. On average, customers purchased food that had approximately 1,600 food calories -- a total that rises to 1,800 calories when also counting beverages. What most people need for an entire day in one meal!
Our question of the day is -- Have you noticed the new nutrition labeling at restaurants and do you think it helps you eat healthier?
We'll draw a winner from all responses for our Freebie Friday giveaway of a First Place 4 Health Drawstring Backpack.