A McDonald’s rep says it agrees with the advice on its website, which has content from a third party.
A burger and fries is a comparatively unhappy meal – or so advises a website for McDonald’s workers.
The words of wisdom on eating healthy come from third-party content provided on the McResource Line site, where a recent posting urged folks to slow down on the fast food.
“While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt, and may put people for risk at becoming overweight,” the website advised.
A section dubbed “Fast food tips” included a picture of burger, fries and soda opposite a shot of a sandwich, salad and water.
Option one was dubbed “Unhealthy choice,” while option two was labeled “Healthier choice.”
“Although not impossible, it is more of a challenge to eat healthy when going to a fast food place,” the site advised. “In general, avoiding items that are deep-fried are your best bet.”
A McDonald’s representative said the fast food giant didn’t find the eat-healthy message hard to swallow.
“This website provides useful information from respected third-parties about many topics, among them health and wellness,” said Lisa McComb of McDonald’s USA.
“It also includes information from experts about healthy eating and making balances choices. McDonald’s agrees with this advice.”
The venerable international business, once best known for its Quarter-Pounder and Big Mac burgers, now offers an assortment of menu items including oatmeal, grilled chicken, egg whites and real-fruit smoothies, McComb noted.