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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Do you have a study suggesting it has had an effect on their bottom line? Many restaurants came out with a lot more healthier options on their menus. A billboard I pass daily advertises McDonald's Egg McMuffin as 300 calories. It's been decades since Oreos were labeled. Did people stop buying them? Don't know. But they also offer 100-calories packs of them. So they find ways to tap into new markets and marketing.
    I think it has got to effect the business. I thought long and hard over what I was going to order with the calories right there in large print. I talked to the cashier for a while too. He said a lot of people felt that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Just curious, why not? Doesn't a government agency (the FDA probably) regulate the nutrition info posted on packages of food in the grocery store?

    I think it's great, and I don't see why it's a problem that the government is making them do it. The government isn't saying that people can't eat that food, they are just allowing people to be able to make informed choices. How is more information a bad thing?
    Just doesn't sit well with me. Like I said, I think it is beneficial to us all and I know that these companies wouldn't do it without the government push but...well...I just don't like the force behind it.

    As for the Constitution...side note...I read a short snippet today about how the Constitution was planned to be rewritten sometime after it was signed because pretty much everyone involved hated it...lol..doesn't speak much for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I think it has got to effect the business. I thought long and hard over what I was going to order with the calories right there in large print. I talked to the cashier for a while too. He said a lot of people felt that way.
    Did you still eat there?

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    Yes, But I ordered less than I had planned on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Yes, But I ordered less than I had planned on.
    Speaking for your health, that is probably a good thing. I happen to think that the consumer's ability to make informed decisions about their health is more important than them eating a ton so McDonald's retains a healthy bottom line. Besides, I think in the end it won't really result in people not eating at McDonald's, but it may result in them coming up with/playing up their healthier choices. For example, the Wendy's near my work has a big sign that shows a bunch of different meal combos you can get for under 500 calories. I love that they do that, and it actually makes me want to eat at Wendy's more than their competitors because they have taken the work of figuring out what to eat for me. Creative stuff like that will probably be the future advertising of McDonald's and other restaurants like it.

    The whole "It's not in the Constitution" thing blows me away to be honest. As ethanwinfield pointed out, pretty much none of our laws (federal or otherwise) are in the Constitution.
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    I think informed is always better.

    Though I think this happened at the state level, or is it a new federal mandate? I haven't been to McD's (or any other fast food in I don't know how long....) but I don't think the calories are posted here in CO. They are available, but certainly not on the billboard/menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    The whole "It's not in the Constitution" thing blows me away to be honest. As ethanwinfield pointed out, pretty much none of our laws (federal or otherwise) are in the Constitution.
    Thats not true. The constitution says any power not given to the federal government is up to the states to decide. That pretty much covers everything. The constitution doesn't cover specific laws just how those laws are created and enforced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Thats not true. The constitution says any power not given to the federal government is up to the states to decide. That pretty much covers everything. The constitution doesn't cover specific laws just how those laws are created and enforced.

    The bolded is exactly my point.
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    I was at McD's on Saturday and the calories were on the menu board. I found it made it "messy looking" to my brain so I sort of filtered it out anyway. I know I made a bad food decision and I"m okay with that. If I wanted healthy food I wouldn't be there.

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    I'm in Mississippi and Louisiana and they both have it- if they do, it's got to be a federal mandate. Which is unconstitutional-not that this is the only thing we're doing that is wrong.

    Jessica-Isn't it refreshing that despite the fact that none of htem liked the Constitution, that they all agreed on it and made it work without spending a whole bunch of taxpayer money arguing? And they did it for free. No need to spend millions on campaigns or water bottles for their staff....

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