Monday, June 05, 2006

FDA to restaurants: Cut Portion Size

Warning: I'm going to get a lot more political in this posting than I usually do in this blog. Bear with me here, give this posting a read, and if you'd prefer that I stay more apolitical in this blog, please post a comment and let me know.

A new report from the FDA, "encourages restaurants to shift the emphasis of their marketing to lower-calorie choices… in addition, restaurants could jigger portion sizes and the variety of foods available in mixed dishes to cut calories,"
reports CNN.

In other words, the government wants fast food restaurants to cut portion size and mix more fruits and vegetables into their meals.

Remember, this is an FDA that reports to a Republican president. What happened to the GOP which stood for a hands-off approach to business? I thought Republicans liked to let the market decide what businesses sold.

In the case of portion size, I like that idea: let the market decide.

If people want to gorge themselves on Super Size french fries and Quarter Pounders with cheese, then we should let them. However, I would appreciate it if obese people were forced to pay higher health insurance premiums, and I would like a break in my insurance for staying trim. (Much in the same way that bad drivers pay more for car insurance and good drivers get discounts.)

Here are some other interesting facts from the CNN article:
  • There are 900,000 "restaurants and other establishments that serve food" (that's about one restaurant for every three people that live in the United States)
  • Leading menu choices among Americans, 2005: Hamburgers, french fries and pizza (source: NPD Group)
  • In 2000, Americans ate 300 more calories than they did in 1985
  • 64 percent of Americans are overweight, 30 percent are obese
  • Overweight people cost the United States $93 billion in medical costs each year

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