In NYC, a new law now requires fast food outlets to post calorie counts on menus and menu boards.
People seem generally supportive of this effort, with the exception of the inevitable "nanny-state" complainers.
(And for opinions of some dissenters, check comments at the NY Times City Room blog. And a brief digression, if I may -- I appreciate what seem to be moderated comments on the Times blogs. I recently watched commentary on one of the WSJ blogs devolve to the most juvenile sorts of attack and counter-attack. I won't squander my attention there again.)
In the meantime, and I don't think this is my imagination: Starbucks muffins seem to have shrunk. Significantly.
Calorie counts in the 450 range for the seemingly smaller muffins make me wonder: coincidence? Or solution to a marketing problem?
(photo from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website)