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McDonald’s director of nutrition insists the fast food menu is healthy
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:58 EST, 29 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press Reporter

Posted on 03/31/2013 10:59:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The director of nutrition for McDonald’s 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.

McDonald’s 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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: fastfood; healthfood; letseat; mcdonalds; mickeyds; nutrition; obesity

1 posted on 03/31/2013 10:59:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I wouldn’t necessarily call McDonald’s food, healthy.

I think “benign” is a more accurate term.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

The menu is healthy. It’s written on a paper napkin. Probably no more than 15 calories. :-)


3 posted on 03/31/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

However, the menu has a lot of carbs.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the last place to go for healthy food.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 11:04:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: library user

Not everyone eats the Japanese Model diet.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 11:09:15 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 11:10:24 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Jonty30

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.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 11:11:27 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Olog-hai

Best oatmeal ever.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 11:11:57 AM PDT by Mercat (I'm loving this Pope)
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To: Olog-hai
McDonald's has very good salads...

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...

11 posted on 03/31/2013 11:12:51 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t change Micky Dees, I love you. I know what to expect, it is priced right and tasty. BTW, I weigh 115


12 posted on 03/31/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 11:33:33 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Jonty30

Like paper.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 11:34:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


16 posted on 03/31/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Or we could just get rid of the socialized blight that is medicaid.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: library user

In related news...

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18 posted on 03/31/2013 11:50:04 AM PDT by randita
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To: Olog-hai
If you eat 100% McDonald's it's not healthy.

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.

19 posted on 03/31/2013 11:52:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Jonty30

“I wouldn’t necessarily call McDonald’s 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.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 11:52:50 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

I could live on McDonald’s coffee. Odd how a fast food chain has such great coffee. Is the brand like some big secret?


21 posted on 03/31/2013 12:03:37 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: library user
What about banning people who have Medicaid from eating fast food?

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.

22 posted on 03/31/2013 12:11:45 PM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: Olog-hai
Ask yourself what's in a Big Mac. Damn good nourishment for a normal human that doesn't park his ass on the couch all day.
23 posted on 03/31/2013 12:22:44 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Olog-hai

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.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 1:56:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo
Jack in the Box is the worst.
25 posted on 03/31/2013 1:57:17 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Olog-hai
Sometimes, you just want mcDonald's, especially if you were a kid of the 70s or 80s and remember when eating it was a treat. Hell, we used to have a field day in our elementary school and you paid, like, $1.50 and got a burger, small fries and that dreadful orange drink. We looked forward to that day all year. Can you even imagine such a thing now? They'd get kale chips with a tirkey on wheat and you'd have to bring in $11 to cover the cost of the deadbeat kids who are deemed to unfortunate to ever pay for anything.

I really detest what this country has become. Soul suckers. A nation of souls suckers.

26 posted on 03/31/2013 2:01:36 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

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.


27 posted on 03/31/2013 2:04:24 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: MachIV

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!


28 posted on 03/31/2013 3:05:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 3:44:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai
Speaking about the new McWrath, Dr Cindy Goody said healthy eating is a top priority at the franchise.

The new McWrath?

Dr. Goody?

Big Macs are healthy?

McDonalds hired Tokyo Rose's Grand Daughter?

30 posted on 03/31/2013 3:56:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MachIV
I could live on McDonald’s coffee. Odd how a fast food chain has such great coffee. Is the brand like some big secret?

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!

31 posted on 03/31/2013 4:04:24 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: Venturer
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.

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.

32 posted on 03/31/2013 10:15:38 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain.)
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To: Popman

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.


33 posted on 03/31/2013 10:22:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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