It is no surprise that McDonald’s has decided to delete some of the less nutritious food choices from its children’s menus. The big mac and fries combo with a large Pepsi or Coke has been a traditional staple for kids in the past. Then came the irresistible happy meal and then the milk shake. We’re at a state where we can deny any of these any more. So the best thing is to not to have it on the menu. At least the health experts at the Clinton Foundation seem to think so.
Simultaneously, Burger King has announced a low fat method for making french fries, a prized menu item for young and older palates alike. This is also not unexpected since competition for high quality nutrition at a low price is what consumers expect from fast food. This is in stark contrast to the 70’s or 80’s when risks of heart disease, diabetes or cancer was not understood as much as it is today.
Nutritionists have encouraged eateries to get rid of transfat in cooking oil and chains like KFC, and even delis have adhered to these guidelines.
Now a recall from McDonald’s historic burger and fries menu really sends a message to consumers. Americans need to turn around from big sized meals, steaks, fats, and other artery cloggers and eat more greens. McDonald’s already has a bunch of salads on its menu for the health conscious, but now it has upped its commitment to remove poor nutrition foods from the kids menu, which might even include a total recall of the happy meal or a modified version that includes a salad.
And for adults, the menu will include more fruits and veggies. For more information: McDonald’s Pulls Low Nutrition Children’s Menu to Curb Obesity; Adults to Get More Fruits, Veggies