In 2003, I drafted a memo to clients, warning of a new activist campaign that, if successful, would open the hospitality industry to unprecedented litigation. The campaign aimed to require restaurants to display basic nutrition information for all offerings at point of purchase. It was called “menu labeling.”Five years later, that threat has become real.The past 12 months have been a banner year for nutrition activism. In 2007, New York City became the first municipality to successfully pass ...

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