Now people in America are too fat not simply because we eat too much, nor because we don't know the calories of what we eat. It's because the foods are not nutritional. Most families have mothers and fathers who work. The cook in the family cannot take the time to make a healthy meal that consists of a protein (meat or cheese), a starch (potato, bread, rice or pasta), a vegetable, a fruit, a fat (bacon, butter) and a dairy (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese). Instead they go to a fast food place, which isn't all bad. Or they get something already prepared, which contains chemicals, which is bad.
But, I really believe things need to be taken a step further. First, for all of us diabetes who count carbohydrates for taking our insulin, these restaurants need to have the carbohydrate count of every item on their menu.
Secondly, to make things fair for people with kidney disease, the grams of sodium, protein and potassium each food item contains. Because they can only eat so much of each of those per day.
Next on my list of my haves on the menus. We can't forget about those of us with either food intolerances or allergies. Under each menu item, you're going to have to have an extensive list of ingredients. Plus, letting us know what type of oil is used to fry the foods and if a non-stick spray is used.