Originally Posted by shortchef
The problem is that this isn't actually the case! While a piece of salmon is technically healthier than a piece of beef, you do not have the story until the meals are prepared. Often times, a main dish salad is higher in fat, sodium, and/or calories than a burger at a fast food restaurant. This is why the nutritional info is critical .... and prob my biggest complaint with Disney. Since their stats are less than stellar, they aren't going to publish the info until they have to.
Sure, it would be better to have the nutritional information, but in the meantime while it's not offered at WDW, you can still make wiser choices. If I'm concerned about my caloric intake, I'm not going to order a salad laden with cheese, croutons, and ranch dressing. Instead, I'll opt for a salad that has veggies, fruit, and a lean protein without dressing. I understand that at times people will falsely assume that a salad is a better option, as often it is, but if it's loaded full of cheese, dressing, and bread then you're offsetting the benefits of eating it. But that's where I think it's just as important for people to educate themselves as to what is healthy to eat and what is not so that in cases such as being at WDW (and many other places) where nutritional information is not offered, they can still make wiser choices.
I understand everyone's take on why the nutrition information is important, but at the end of the day, I don't see it happening any time soon so I think it's important that I educate myself on what is healthy to eat and not. I can make the best informed decision based on my knowledge of food and make adjustments if I feel necessary (requesting sauces to be on the side, etc.). Plus, I've heard that the chefs at WDW are very accommodating if you have a particular need.