McDonald’s is Cheating

McDonald’s is Cheating

Last year, San Francisco’s board of supervisors passed a law intended to limit toy giveaways in kiddie meals at fast food establishments. Happy Meals, as we all know, are an effective tool to get kids hooked on nutrient void, sodium … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s announced yesterday that the Happy Meal is changing: 1. The amount of french fries will more than halve from 2.4 oz to 1.1. 2. 5 Apple slices will be added to each Happy Meal. 3. Low fat chocolate milk … Continue reading

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Jack in the Box Drops Toys from Kiddie Menu

Jack in the Box Drops Toys from Kiddie Menu

Something good is happening in the fast food industry. (That doesn’t happen very often, as followers of the Fooducate blog know.) Jack in the Box, the 5th largest burger chain in the country, announced that it has stopped packing toys … Continue reading

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Should Junk Food Also Have Graphic Warning Labels?

Should Junk Food Also Have Graphic Warning Labels?

The government has announced new measures in its fight against smoking. On Tuesday, the department of health and human services, together with the FDA, unveiled graphic images that will be plastered on cigarette packages. The 10 different graphics warn about … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal – Like  Candy from a Dirty Old Man?

McDonald’s Happy Meal – Like Candy from a Dirty Old Man?

“McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children.” These harsh words are part of an ultimatum that CSPI, a consumer advocacy group, has sent to McDonald’s in a bid to stop the habit of pairing kiddie … Continue reading

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No Surprises: US Leads in Processed Food Consumption

No Surprises: US Leads in Processed Food Consumption

A brief note buried inside last week’s NY Times business section did not garner too much attention, but is worth spending a few minutes discussing. According to the article: No country has embraced the movement toward commercialized, prepackaged food as … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What’s So Special About THIS Happy Meal?

Can You Guess What’s So Special About THIS Happy Meal?

Take a good look at this picture. A real good look. Notice anything different? Look again. At the burger. The fries. Give up? Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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