This is a talk on Zoom about my new book, Let’s Ask Marion.
6:30 at the Jewish Community Center. Information and registration (required for Zoom link) here.
Remember menu labels? We’ve had them in New York City since 2008.
In 2010, President signed national menu labeling into law as part of the Affordable Care Act. The FDA proposed rules for labels in 2011, collected comments on the proposed rules, missed the July 3, 2014 deadline for issuing them, and by all reports sent them to the White House Office of Management and Budget last April.
What is the holdup? Lobbying of course.
As for whether menu labels do any good:
At the moment, studies of the effects of menu labeling are restricted to laboratory models or situations in New York and other cities that passed such laws within the last few years.
More definitive research must wait for the final FDA rules and their application.
How about releasing the rules soon? They’ve been dragging on way too long.