Test your fast food IQ

November 29, 2006 in Healthy Eating, Nutrition Labeling

Test your fast food IQ

Health professionals in the nutrition industry have been applauding changes to labelling requirements – from grocery items to fast food menus. But not all restaurants are on board with nutrition information.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), who also publish Nutrition Action Newsletter (one of our favourite publications), have created a new online quiz to test your ability to blindly choose among menu items – those without nutrition information.  The quiz relies on American information, Canadian values are likely similar – and similarly shocking.

For example, would you have guessed that a large chocolate milkshake at McDonald's has more calories than four hamburgers? Margo Wootan, CSPI's nutrition policy director, comments “we don't expect customers to order without knowing the price, and we can't expect them to make healthy decisions without knowing the nutritional price as well." So put your money where your mouth is and take the quiz!

For more information about menu labeling, visit http://www.cspinet.org/menulabeling/

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