Would Happy Meals be happier if they were healthier? Panera has cleaned up its kids menu, eliminated artificial colors and preservatives, banned "gimmicks and distractions," and focused on nutritious options paired with water and apples.
Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!
In a grandiose announcement from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (an offshoot of the Clinton Foundation), McDonald's proved once again that it's not only the world's fast-food leader, but also the king of spin.
Some advocates contend that tweaking the nutritional content of foods marketed to children is a good approach because it's incremental, while stopping marketing altogether is asking for too much. But why must this be the only way to engage in incrementalism?
Last week at McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting, CEO Don Thompson got caught off-guard when a team of 15 advocates descended upon corporate headquarters to question the fast food leader's relentless exploitation of children and communities of color.
Last week, in what is yet another example of Big Food's symbiotic relationship with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, McDonald's Director of Nutrition spoke to her fellow colleagues at the Utah Dietetic Association meeting about the chain's new "healthy initiatives."