A new bill, called the Labeling Education and Nutrition
, or LEAN, Act of 2008, was unveiled at the National Restaurant Association's 2008 Public Affair Conference, Sept 23. The bill was created to replace inconsistent state and local nutrition ordinances with a national standard. If the bill is passed by the Senate, national standards would establish uniform regulations that require all restaurant and grocery chains with 20 or more outlets to display nutrition data for menu items to customers before they reach the point of purchase.
Do you think it is a good idea to have standardized national requirements? Or should states and local governments have the power to implement regulations? Tell us what you think.