Skip to comments.McDonald’s director of nutrition insists the fast food menu is healthy
Posted on 03/31/2013 10:59:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The director of nutrition for McDonalds is insisting that the menu offered at the fast food chain is healthy.
Speaking about the launch of the new McWrap, Dr Cindy Goody said healthy eating is a top priority at the franchise.
McDonalds Corp. has been stepping up the pace of its new menu offerings as it struggles to grow sales in the challenging economy. Last year, the company ousted the head of its U.S. division after a monthly sales figure fell for the first time in nearly a decade.
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I wouldn’t necessarily call McDonald’s food, healthy.
I think “benign” is a more accurate term.
The menu is healthy. It’s written on a paper napkin. Probably no more than 15 calories. :-)
However, the menu has a lot of carbs.
It’s the last place to go for healthy food.
Not everyone eats the Japanese Model diet.
It is fast for a reason people. You are not supposed to live on it. I can’t see a reason for people to increase their fast food spending in a time when we are not needing more idle time.
I know people who would not say they eat fast food too much and they eat at least one meal a day there. It is a problem when one fast food meal a day is not much.
McDonalds should not take their arguments down the “fast food is not unhealthy” line. It should be down the “freedom to eat what you want” line. Most of it is bad for you when you eat it everyday. I will stand with the freedom line, not the part of a healthy diet line.
If you go out with your liberal friend and they order a salad with a side of ground beef a bit of dressing, why then that’s healthy, a proper salad. But if you take that same salad, put it in a Kaiser roll, add your ground beef add a bit of dressing and it becomes a fast food killer.
Who cares, or to use one of Hillary’s statements, What Difference Does it Make? I refuse to go to Mickey Dee’s because I got food poisoning there several years ago after eating one of their chicken sandwiches.
I grab something from a fast food place because it’s fast and, until the government started screwing with things, in most cases because I liked the way certain things taste. But seems like fewer and fewer places put out a product any more that has any taste to it.
Best oatmeal ever.
You can walk into one and eat reasonable healthy...
Unsweet tea, a couple of regular hamburgers makes a decent meal with out killing you with carbs...
Don’t change Micky Dees, I love you. I know what to expect, it is priced right and tasty. BTW, I weigh 115
Nobody has ever forced me to eat at McDonald’s. Those who think eating there is unhealthy shouldn’t eat there and stop complaining about those that do. If eating at McDonald’s was “healthy”, they’d be having the same problems that most school cafeterias that are serving Michelle Obama Gaggy Meals are having right now.
It is healthy if you exercise self control. There’s small portions, salads, and lo-cal drinks, even fruit juice. Problem is nobody eats that stuff. Back when I worked there we’d sell about 50 salads a day, and at least 100 bigmacs during lunch rush.
What about banning people who have Medicaid from eating fast food?
And no food stamps except for foods in the lean protein, high fiber, healthy fats, etc. categories.
Is that too drastic?
Because I’m telling you, it’s a vicious cycle.
If your job doesn’t provide decent health insurance and you aren’t buying decent insurance yourself, i.e., Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, etc., you ultimately, at some point, will be using taxpayer $$$$ to cover the medical bills which result from an anti-nutritious diet.
Why should taxpayers be stuck paying for self-inflicted heart disease, diabetes, etc.?
If a few dozen people were on Medicaid it wouldn’t be a big deal, but there’s 58 million people who rely on it — for life.
Hell, even NPR published a study recently which essentially said that “disability” is the new welfare.
There’s too many people in the cart and not enough people pushing the cart.
Or we could just get rid of the socialized blight that is medicaid.
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If you eat 100% anything, it's not healthy.
McDonald's can be part of a balanced diet.
It would require that the consumer be a rational being capable of thinking for him/herself, and not a zombie obeying Moochelle Ubama.
“I wouldnt necessarily call McDonalds food, healthy. I think benign is a more accurate term.”
Yea, there is a tendency for people to think that if they go to the supermarket, buy the same basic ingredients, cook it in a similar way, it will somehow turn out healthier to eat.
I could live on McDonald’s coffee. Odd how a fast food chain has such great coffee. Is the brand like some big secret?
Or buying junk food at the grocery store, too.
Oh how many times have I seen the morbidly obese riding the fat scooter at Walmart, with purple shins, ankles, and feet, filling the cart full of sodapop, Little Debbies, and frozen pizza?
You know damn well they are on Medicare/Medicaid and Food Stamps. And we're all paying for their irresponsible behavior.
Well late Friday night I ordered 3 Teriyaki chicken bowls and 2 tacos for later Saturday meals from Jack-in-the-box. They put like 4-5 small measly pieces of non-grilled chicken on top of dried, tasteless rice and the tacos were greasy, hard and very little meat inside. Utter garbage and a big waste of $17.00. On top of that I had to remind the attendants twice to add in packets of teriyaki and hot sauce plus napkins. Basura food served by idiots for not a little bit of money. I’m done with them.
I really detest what this country has become. Soul suckers. A nation of souls suckers.
More like ‘Jacinto’-in-the Box these days with almost all south-of-the-border employees. Always double check your items at the drive through window. Better yet just drive on past it.
McDonald’s coffee was supplied for many years by a family operation Gavina. I am not sure if it still is, but I think so. I am always amazed by the McDonald’s haters and fast food snobs, I worked there for twenty two years and never had a weight problem, or medical issues related to the food! And for those who can’t figure it out, I was management and worked over nine hours a day and had all my meals there during a shift. Anyone that has no impulse control or common sense will get fat eating just about anything!
The biggest problem I have with McDonalds, is that I go to their place of business and I see this picture of a sandwich.
The sandwich has meat hanging outside the bun. nice thick chunk of meat.
Then I get the sandwich and have to search for this thin tire patch they call a burger. I get the $1,00 chicken sandwich, it isn’t bad.You can actually see the meat.
The new McWrath?
Big Macs are healthy?
McDonalds hired Tokyo Rose's Grand Daughter?
Yeah, it is called "Clean the coffee maker". If you go to McDees around 3:30am you can't get a coffee because they are scrubbing the machine.
If you have time to lean, you have time to clean!
The sandwich has meat hanging outside the bun. nice thick chunk of meat.
Then I get the sandwich and have to search for this thin tire patch they call a burger.
Reminds me of the scene in the movie 'Falling Down' with Michael Douglas. He is in a burger joint and gets his burger
and makes a big scene it doesn't look like the picture and starts shooting up the place.
That’s interesting. MCD doesn’t have “un-sweet tea” here in LA. i specifically asked.
Or maybe it was the new coffee drinks. The have one’s with fake-sugar but not un-sweet taste.