I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
Calorie postings go personal?
My latest San Francisco Chronicle column is about calorie labeling going national and what the FDA is going to have to do to write regulations that make it work effectively.
While we are waiting for all that, how about what Burgerville is doing. Burgerville, a fast-food chain in the Pacific Northwest, now does personalized calorie counts. When you get your food, your receipt displays the calories for each item you ordered. It also makes suggestions for ordering lower calorie items: “if you like the blueberry shake, you might consider getting a blueberry smoothie next time.”
Will doing something after-the-fact like this affect future food choices? Researchers: get busy!