McDonalds’ site warns own employees against eating `unhealthy` fast food
Washington – McDonalds’ employee resources site has warned workers to avoid eating too much fast food including the kind of stuff served at the golden arches.
According to CNBC, one post on the site says “Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking,” Fox News reported.
“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 at risk for becoming overweight,” the site said.
The posts, which appear to be designed by a third party vendor, are located in the site’s ‘Health Encyclopedia’ section.
One posting bashes a meal of a burger, fries and soda McDonald’s staples as an “unhealthy choice.”
The site also says “people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels.”
McDonald’s defended the content in a statement issued Monday afternoon, highlighting the new, healthier menu options that the fast food giant has added in recent years, such as egg whites and fruit smoothies.
McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson also defended the company’s food during a shareholders meeting in May, saying “We don’t sell junk food.”