If we work to spread that message beyond our clinics to schools, homes, and the workplace, we will be that much closer to getting chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes under control and to helping New Yorkers live fuller and healthier lives.
In today's wired world, trying to withhold information is an increasingly futile strategy. Sooner or later, your customers are going to know everything they want to know about you anyway. So what happened after we posted calorie counts on our menu boards?
Thanks to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, we as consumers have easy access to the nutritional information for most of the foods we can purchase in a grocery store. As they say, information is power -- but that power is weakened by several flaws in our labeling system.