NPR reader decries McDonald's harassment, aka calorie labels
The Salt, NPR's food blog, carried the news today that McDonald's will beging posting calorie counts of its products, which is definitely news. This is what happens when groups like Corporate Accountability International organize the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of people who care about nutrition to apply enough pressure that even the most prominent corporations choose to change.
But I probably would have only tweeted the item if not for Dave's comment in the reader-reaction panel:
I grew up on McDonalds, and Burger King, and pretty much anything else fast food. As a result I am constantly struggling to keep my weight under control. I try to limit my intake to about 1800 calories a day as I am over 30 and have a very sedentary job. However, there are times when I allow myself an indulgence. Once a month to be exact. And when I pull up to McDonalds and order a big mac, I do not need a reminder of just how far off my diet I am going. For this reason, calorie listing at fast food is not informative, it's harrassment.
Like, wow, Dave. You speak volumes. So many angles of your statement beg comment that I'm just going to let it ride. And, good luck.