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Should Palo Alto Require Calorie Labeling?

Original post made by qq on Jul 21, 2007

The city of Seattle is now requiring chain restaurants to post the kilo calorie content of their menu items. Seeing as most of these chains probably distribute the same menu items on the West coast, couldn't the city require Palo Alto locations of these chains to post the same menus?

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Samples of the calorie labeled menus of
Starbucks, McDonald's, Haagen Dazs, Subway, Dunkin', Auntie Anne's:

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I know that Palo Alto has locations of Starbucks, McDonalds, Haagen Dazs and Subway. Please Seattle, send those labeled menus to your information deprived southern neighbors!

Information is power.

qq

Comments (3)

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2007 at 7:24 am

Perhaps we should hire a study coordinator to decide what we should do.


Posted by Mary, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 21, 2007 at 12:31 pm

All Starbucks have brochures - or did - with calorie counts. The company is revisingthe brochure and is changing to no-transfat products in lattes and cappuchnos. Just ask for the brochures.


Posted by JSD, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 21, 2007 at 1:59 pm

FYI, a lot of chains post nutritional info on their websites and many have information available at the stores.


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