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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:58

A McDonalds website providing resources to its employees advises against eating hamburgers, fries and sodas. CNBC first noticed the latest in a series of strange pieces of advice provided by the fast food company to its employees. "While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle," McDonalds says of its primary product, "fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight." :o

It goes on: "In general, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels." CNBC notes that the content here comes from a third party, A.D.A.M., Inc., credited at the bottom of the page. You can browse similar advice from the company on eating healthy here. A spokesperson for McDonalds told CNBC that the company would examine the content in question.

You'll notice that the advice above isn't a total condemnation of fast food offerings as a whole: it is "not impossible" to eat healthy foods at a fast food restaurant. But it is "more of a challenge."

 

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#2 KingCracker

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:01

Ironic lol. 



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:02

well, healthier employee mean less money was wasted on insurance ...



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:03

Even McDonalds wouldn't recommend their own food.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:15

  :| This is shocking -- like finding out there is no Santa -- and on Xmas Eve ....



#6 psionicinversion

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:03

it is good that this is on, even if your thin like me and have to work to put on weight and don't do much exercise and stuff all the saturated fats and salt are still going to wreck your insides and tbh if I wanted a salad mcdonalds or any other fast food place is the last place id go unless I saw it made in front of me



#7 Nick H.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:07

This isn't surprising at all. It's from a third party rather than McDonalds themselves, and even if it were from McDonalds they can't avoid the fact that their food isn't the healthiest option to go for.

#8 Steven P.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:09

Sounds very responsible to me. People who live off fast food are doing it wrong. No issue here that I can see.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:13

People who eat at McDonalds more than once a week have only themselves to blame.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:45

Sounds very responsible to me. People who live off fast food are doing it wrong. No issue here that I can see.

 

Exactly. Pains me to admit it, but some in the human race don't realise they can;t eat junk food all day and stay healthy.



#11 sorlag

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:47

Brilliant if true... Advising own employees not to use your own products :rofl: :D :laugh:



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:01

It would be massively irresponsible for McDonald's to recommend their food for anything more than a rare treat. Especially employees who work for them get free stuff and discount cards, it would be tempting to eat there more often.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:30

  :| This is shocking -- like finding out there is no Santa -- and on Xmas Eve ....

 

wt* is no Santa???



#14 arachnoid

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:46

Good advice and it reduces the amount of discounted food they have to sell the employees :D



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:01

McDonalds have never once claimed their food ws in any way healthier than a salad.