02 Aug '11, 11am

McChange doesn’t come easy: via @grist

McChange doesn’t come easy: via @grist

Photo: roadsidepictures Under intense pressure from health advocates, and with the kind of fanfare that only a gazillion dollar multinational company can muster, McDonald's has announced that it will soon include apple slices and a significantly smaller serving of French fries in its Happy Meal. The fast food giant will also cut sodium by 15 percent in all of its food by 2015. While most Americans may find this about as scintillating as cleaning out the cat litter box, the media and public health community clearly found it fascinating based on the number of published articles and blog posts, and the lively discussion that emerged on Twitter. So just how significant is the McDonald's announcement? And how should the health community react? Before I discuss this, let's clarify a few points: McDonald's, one of the largest and most successful corporations in the world, is only...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-08-02-mcchange-doesnt-come...

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