I’m a lazy blogger

sassy-red-head.livejournal.com/2006/05/28/I guess this is day two of just reposting other peoples’ posts but he specifically requested people do so!

A snippet:

Last week I blogged about how a number of weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor of the Citizen asking that the Citizen publish nutritional information for its Food Section recipes. I included in my letter the calorie, sodium, fat and sugar counts for that week’s recipes and pointed out that it took me all of 5 minutes to make the calculations. The letter never got published and so last week I calculated all the calories and asked readers to contact Ron Eade, the Citizen’s Food Editor.

Ron kindly wrote me back and here’s what he had to say,

"Dear Dr. Freedhoff,

We have in the past received requests for nutritional information in the Food section recipes, but we do not have the software to input the ingredient list to obtain this data. While we have in the past included nutritional information in recipes where it is provided by the originating source, sadly, most of our recipes from chefs, from the wire service(s), and books we consult do not include this. If it is a matter of buying the software, that is a decision for management at the Citizen who have budgetary authority.

Kind regards to you and your readers,

Ron Eade, Food editor."

The post then goes on to explain how the budget for this would be $0.00 to $20.00 and no more than 3 minutes of work per recipe. Then he gives you the nutritional info for this weeks recipes and some are quite shocking. CLICK HERE to go through to the original post and to find out more about what you can do to help get nutritional info given to the public.

On this day:

In 2008 – 
In 2007 – Sexist or funny?
In 2006 – One of my most honest entries ever (f-locked) and a foiled zip-tie plan
In 2005 – 

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