18 May '11, 4pm

Should McDonald's Retire Ronald and (Gasp) Do Away With Happy Meals?

Should McDonald's Retire Ronald and (Gasp) Do Away With Happy Meals?

Ronald McDonald could be headed for retirement if 550 health professionals and organizations have their way. The Wall Street Journal reports that groups including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition have signed a letter calling on McDonald's Corp. to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald. Imagine a world without Happy Meals... The letter appears today in full-page ads in the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Metro, Boston Metro, San Francisco Examiner, Minneapolis City Pages and Baltimore City Paper. Other signers include well-known nutritionists and doctors including Andrew Weil, the doctor who directs the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine . The campaign was organized by Corporate International Accountability , a nonprofit watchdog group. Besides calling for McDonald's to stop its targeted...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/should-mcd...

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