The Center for Science in the Public Interest has put together a devastating list of "bad food" awards for 2010. As usual, they are making a good point, and it's great to see them get some press for noting how unbelievably awful some of these foods are nutritionally:
"With two out of three adults—and one out of three children—overweight or obese, you’d think that restaurants would have some interest in keeping their patrons alive and dining out longer.
With mandatory calorie labeling on the horizon for chain restaurants, you’d think that restaurants would be dropping high-calorie items from their menus.
With close to 30 percent of young Americans too heavy to join the military, you’d think that restaurants would at least stop introducing new heavyweight items.
Nope. It’s business as usual in the restaurant industry. And that means it’s business as usual around here. Welcome to our 2010 Xtreme Eating Awards."
Kudos to the whole CSPI team for bringing these sad issues to public concern. Pity that these companies don't really care what they are doing to our collective health (and adding immeasurably to overall healthcare costs a few years from now).