In March of 2009 my stepson was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. As a result, we have had to make alot of changes in our lives. One of the most notable, at least for my stepson Dylan, is that he now has to inject insulin before every meal. The amount of insulin he need to inject is dependant on the amount of carbohydrates in his meal. Injecting too much insulin can be dangerous, leading to altered behavior, dizziness, and could even cause a diabetic coma.
Accurate nutrition information can prevent accidents like this, as well as benefit those who just want to make good nutritional decisions. The H.R. 2426 Meal Act would require restaurants and food chains with more than 20 establishments to post nutritional information on their menus.
We, the undersigned, ask that you do all possible to support the MEAL Act H.R. 2426, and do all possible to see that it is put into effect.
Give all of us who wish the ability to make healthy nutritious choices, and help those whose medical conditions require it, the information they need to stay healthy and productive.
The Support the MEAL Act H.R. 2426 petition to Utah Representative Jim Matheson was written by Michael Magee and is in the category Health at GoPetition.