Posts Tagged: McDonald’s

Keep McDonald’s “Nutrition” Film Out of Schools

Keep McDonald’s “Nutrition” Film Out of Schools

Posted October 22, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week on The Lunch Tray, I broke an exclusive story regarding a new documentary film McDonald’s hopes to screen in middle and high schools under the guise of “nutrition education.”  Two days later, as growing national press coverage brought
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Partners in Junk Food Crime

Partners in Junk Food Crime

Posted March 2, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Plastered on the PlayPlace window of my local McDonald’s is a giant Coca-Cola decal.  McDonald’s uses these play areas to attract families with children to their restaurants while also using them as a way to market soda.  This highlights their 
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Parents Call Foul on Super Bowl Junk Food Ads

Parents Call Foul on Super Bowl Junk Food Ads

Posted February 2, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are two companies with slipping sales that were looking for Super Bowl advertising wins on Sunday in order to turn things around.   Both companies aggressively market products that are harmful to health and use sports as a
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Flat-Out Unethical Food Marketing to Kids

Flat-Out Unethical Food Marketing to Kids

Posted January 22, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Yesterday, a national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research (HER), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released Recommendations for Responsible Food Marketing to Children.  Marion Nestle had a blunt response to the report’s recommendations aimed at
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Soda Wolves Disguised in Sheep’s Clothing

Soda Wolves Disguised in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted September 29, 2014 by Casey Hinds

“Magically, when they would turn twelve, we’d suddenly attack them like a bunch of wolves.” I was reminded of that quote from a former top marketing executive at Coca-Cola when I saw the recent news about soda companies pledging to
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