fbpx Skip to content

ADVERTISEMENT

Restaurants Not Responsible for Obesity

Responding to Americans who oppose holding restaurants legally liable for obesity, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (called the “Cheeseburger Bill” by some) in March. The bill is meant to protect restaurants and food service companies from litigation.

“The food industry strongly believes that more energy must be put into solving the problem of obesity, and less into assigning blame for the purpose of collecting legal fees,” says John R. Cady, president and CEO of the National Food Processors Association. “We need to start helping consumers understand how they can balance their food choices in order to create a healthful diet. We also must help them to understand that a lack of physical activity in the lives of many Americans—adults and children—is having a serious negative impact on their health.”

Similar legislation on this issue has also been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, notes Cady.



ideafit-plus-logo

Concerned about your place in the new fitness industry? We have 40 years of experience supporting pros just like you! Let’s create a new wellness paradigm together—IDEAfit+ is the extra edge you need. Once you team up with IDEA, be sure to take full advantage of all the benefits of membership.

When you buy something using the retail links in our content, we may earn a small commission. IDEA Health and Fitness Association does not accept money for editorial reviews. Read more about our Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay up tp date with our latest news and products.