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Apples and Yogurt at McDonald’s

29 July, 2011

Happy MealMcDonald’s just announced that, by the beginning of next year, the children’s meal boxes will include a strawberry yogurt, a half-order of apples and a half-order of fries.

This is obviously a step in the right direction, but critics complain that these changes dont’go far enough to fight childhood obesity.

McDonald’s in the U.S. is also launching a nutrition-focused campaign in 2012, is pledging to reduce sodium by 15% by 2015 and to reduce sugars, saturated fats and calories by 2020.

I’d like to know What YOU think?

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2 Responses to “Apples and Yogurt at McDonald’s”

July 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm, Michael Muryn said:

I think a lot of things as usual:

No matter what critic say. It is not the job of McDonald’s to fight obesity. It does not hurt however if with their financial success they can improve the health aspect of their business products.

People will complain no matter what, especially with giant they like the hate (McDonald’s, Microsoft, etc.). They have to understand we cannot change these enterprise in one day. Still, we need complainers, at least the one doing it right.

[Some people at] McDonalds might have good intention. They might also only go with the business trend, and it is trendy to promote health. Will they replace salt with something else? At least they replaced half of the fries with apples.

It does not mean McDonalds necessary had bad intention with their products in the past, even thought in the food industry we can easily doubt that some of the giant at least does not care much about their consumer health. That is a part of the reason why capitalist is not perfect even thought it can lead to good things… especially when you try to optimize too much the money in while reducing the quality out to achieve that goal.

You could already buy stuff like salad at McDonalds since long.

Why it has to be so complicated sometime.

Well that is nice, as long as they don’t remove my happy meal “free” toy!

’nuff said.

August 02, 2011 at 9:39 am, Gillian Villeneuve said:

Since I don’t go to McD more than about once a year, don’t have kids to worry about, it depends on who I’ve been reading lately. However, a small effort is better than no effort, but we have a lot of work to do, on a lot of fronts…more activity, better time and money management skills, better cooking skills, more motivation to cook etc.

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