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Most Children Are Confused By The Message In Healthy Fast Food Ads
2014-04-02 09:04:46

[ Watch the Video: Fast Food Ads For Healthier Kids Meals Don’t Send Right Message ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fast food companies have been making a push over the past few years to include healthier options for their kids’ meals, but that message may not be getting across – especially to the kids themselves. A new study published on Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that about one-half to one-third of children do not properly identify the...

Changes In Fast Food Combo Meals Means Fewer Calories For Kids
2013-12-20 05:18:57

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity among children is a growing problem, especially with the abundant availability of fast food establishments. Public health officials estimate there is a 17-percent obesity rate among youths. Recently, two researchers at Cornell University, Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. Andrew Hanks, analyzed data from 30 representative McDonald’s restaurants to find out if children would choose a higher calorie meal to compensate for smaller...

2013-11-27 09:55:35

A surprisingly large percentage of very young children in California, including 70 percent of Latino children, eat fast food regularly, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study found that 60 percent of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 had eaten fast food at least once in the previous week. The majority of the state's young children also do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, with only 57 percent of parents reporting that their...

2013-10-09 23:32:51

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. According to an article published in the September 27, 2013...

2013-02-11 20:21:56

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's® restaurants are making waves with the launch of a new fish menu innovation - Fish McBites. Available through March 2013, Fish McBites are crispy, tender pieces of poppable flaky wild-caught Alaska Pollock responsibly-sourced from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fishery. Conveniently packaged for today's on-the-go consumer, the limited time Fish McBites are available in three...

2012-12-12 12:22:34

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting December 14, the monstrously popular kids hit, Moshi Monsters will invade McDonald's restaurants throughout North America for a Moshi Monsters Happy Meals promotion. The special program will give fans from coast-to-coast a chance to get their hands on exclusive Moshi Monsters toys for four weeks during the holiday season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/NY27986 )(Logo:...

Calorie Counters Unite: McDonalds To Post Calories On Menu Boards
2012-09-13 15:23:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You are what you eat. This is a message that has been hammered by consumer interest groups who have advocated healthier nutrition options as the obesity epidemic continues to skyrocket in the United States. To help educate consumers on its various food and beverage offerings, McDonald's recently announced that locations throughout the U.S. would include calorie information for all items listed on menu boards inside the restaurant...

2012-09-12 06:31:50

ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, McDonald's announced that the company will expand the listing of calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide. As of September 17, the 600 McDonald's restaurants throughout the New York Tri-State will also post calories to further inform and help customers and employees make nutrition-minded choices. McDonald's restaurants in New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau and Ulster began posting calorie counts in 2008....

2012-09-12 06:31:16

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To further inform and help customers and employees make nutrition-minded choices, McDonald's announced that, starting this month, restaurants nationwide will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menu boards. Southern California McDonald's® customers will now have access to calorie information through drive-thru menu boards at over 620 restaurants across the Southland. In accordance with California's menu labeling law, local...

2012-06-26 06:25:08

OAK BROOK, lll., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Ralston, 11, of New Albany, Ohio, and Elayna Saley, 8, of Salt Lake City, Utah, recently whipped up winning stories of nutritious family mealtime fun to become McDonald's two Happy Meal Chefs. In their new honorary roles, the young chefs will work alongside McDonald's Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut helping in the creation and testing of new, nutrition-minded Happy Meal choices in a one-of-a-kind apprenticeship this fall....