Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Despite legislatures trying to rid food of trans fat to help Americans lose weight, people are still getting heavier. You can't make individuals eat differently just because you want them to--they need to have their own reasons for eating differently. Putting calorie counts on menus won't be the answer either. These laws just make it more expensive for you and I to purchase items (because companies have to build in the cost of labeling and producing new menus, etc.). Only when Americans start to see the urgency of changing their eating behaviors will they start actually doing what needs to be done. As long politicians pander to the idea that people don't need to be accountable for their behavior, they will continue to do what they want and expect others to address the issues (diabetes, stroke, heart disease, etc.).