Several years ago, I gave a talk to executives of restaurants like Applebee’s and Darden’s about what they could do to make it easier for people to control their weight and eat more healthfully. I allsuggested that they make healthy kids’ meals the default. Let parents order junk food for their kids if they want to, but set up the situation so they have to ask for it specially. The executives went ballistic and gave all kinds of reasons why this was impossible (parental responsibility! cost! trouble!). Lo and behold: somebody must have listened and changes are coming, or so it seems. Let’s hope they really do this!
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.