Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Trans Fat-bd of health should require disclosure

I sent a letter to the Commissioner of Health today re: trans fats. I think that Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on trans fats at restaurants might be extreme-- don't people have a right to eat unhealthy food? I do believe that people also have the right to know what they are eating-before they order a meal at a restaurant. I'm suggesting that the Westchester County Dept of Health require all restaurants to include on the menu info re: what meals contain trans fat. This information will help consumers make an informed dinner choice.
I have suggested that the Board of Health hold hearings on this proposal.