Louisiana lawmakers recently passed a bill that would require chain restaurants to display nutritional information on their menus; net/net, post the calorie count of each menu item.

Hallelujah and yippee!, because knowledge IS power. It’s well documented that most of us are unaware of calorie specifics. It’s also well documented that most of us will make healthful decisions – when we have the appropriate information to do so.

I love a good beignet a much as the next person, but look at like this – if I imbibe in moderation and pay attention to other lifestyle metrics I’d like to think I can stave off my mortality…and thus, have more time to enjoy them.