Nutrition Should Be Known!
created by: Gracie Sperling
The New 28th Amendment
Across the United Nation, every restaurant is required to post the amount of calories and nutritional value each item on the restaurant's menu contains. The calories should be viable to the customers, not hidden.
What to do?
Many Americans do not know what to pick on the menu, or try to find the healthiest item on the menu, however when the calories are not posted for customers to see. Most people choose what tastes best, which many not be the healthiest option. By letting the American people be aware of what they are eating it will hopefully lead people to make a healthy decision, and it be known how many calories they are consuming.
If amendment Amendment XXVIII, is passed the approximate cost would be 1.5 billion dollars. Which is around the same cost when food inspections became an FDA law. The same idea is for Amendment XXVIII. A person hired by the new, nutritional company would come around at a random time each year just like a food inspection to make sure the correct nutritional information is posted, and can be easily seen for customers. The price might seem a bit steep for the government, however restaurants are responsible for recreating their menus, and the goal is to make the American people aware of what they are eating and decrease the amount of obesity, and health problems in the United States.
What to do?
The cons of Amendment XXVIII,
The cons of Amendment XXVIII is that people could ignore the posted nutritional value, and still make unhealthy decisions. Also, restaurants could try and hide the nutritional value of their food items, making their customers unaware of what they are eating.Finally, if Amendment XXVIII were to pass it could take at least two years for restaurants to relabel all their menus, raise the money to purchase all the new labelled menus, and for it to become a nation wide, enforced law.