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 Richard F. Kessler

Forgive me but the Center for Science in the Public Interest has for years equated the public interest with the denial and renunciation of those pleasures which make life worth living. The Center erroenously conflates living well with living long. My dog Max lived long eating the same well balanced dog food every day. If I followed his example, no one would say that I lived well.

The Center's recent attack on Denny's goes one step too far.Denny's, a working man's redoubt, elevates breakfast food to a fine art form without regard to the nutrtive benefits of sprouts, shoots and groats. The attack upon Denny's finest culinary creation, "Moons over My Hammy" is misdirected. Not even in the bistros of Paris on the Champs Elysees will one find a a finer Croque Madame.

Given the menu favored by the Center, one would be consigned to endure a joyless diet which creeps in a petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time. If we are destined to be consumers, the least we can do is enjoy those things truly worthy of consumption.

Brian

I agree that it is a mistake to equate what is healthy with what is moral. But Denny's obviously fears that many consumers actually want to stay away from meals with enough sodium to salt a nation because it refuses to disclose the amount of salt in its meals. What's wrong with disclosure, and why shouldn't the law require it? Your point, Richard F. Kessler, may be right in some sense, but it really has nothing to do with CSPI's suit.

Jared

I think a lot of consumers would rather not know that the food they enjoy is bad for them. As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that we should allow them to wallow in their ignorance.

People can make choices to avoid the "joyless diet" that Richard fears but, if Denny's had to post nutritional information, at least it would be an informed choice.

If the CSPI were trying to regulate the sodium in everyone's diets, I would feel differently but I see nothing wrong with requiring Denny's to inform their customers of what they are consuming.

After all, I know a lot of smokers who don't care about the risks of smoking so I assume there will still be plenty of gluttons who don't care about the risks of eating high sodium diets.

npc

you guys are nuts! If you don't want to know whats bad for you, there are a million others who DO. 5500mg of sodium per meal for say two times a week for a year will be enough to cause health problems. Now THAT isn't "living well" either, is it?

If you die at Denny's eating their crappy food, that thing you said about "ignorance" or "living well" or "not knowing what you're eating" won't do you any good. Don't be an ass. At the same time don't be a freak counting calories in every meal, but have a threshold something THIS serious should be given a thought.

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Good info.I agree that it is a mistake to equate what is healthy with what is moral. But Denny's obviously fears that many consumers actually want to stay away from meals with enough sodium to salt a nation because it refuses to disclose the amount of salt in its meals.

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I cant imagine that anyone who eats at dennys thinks the food is good for them. I mean come on, ham, bacon, hash browns... its not exactly fruit and veggies. That being said,they should make available to the customer the sodium content of some of these meals. I dont think that is to much to ask. although, most people who are eating at dennys probably arent concerned enough to bother checking out whats in the food.

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