I’ve mentioned fast food restaurant sanitation issues before… but this is really appalling: OHIO — A photo originally posted on the image-based internet forum 4chan.org has Burger King’s corporate offices terminating the employment of the individual responsible.
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And no, the post title is NOT referring to the United States. Rather, the nation in question is Qatar.
Remember this? Back in 2010, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sued McDonald’s over its practice of giving out “Happy Meal” toys
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Happy Meal Toys
The SF County Board of Supervisors should take note. According to the Chicago Tribune… Oak Brook-based fast food giant McDonald’s faces a $1.8 million fine in Brazil over its Happy Meal toys, which consumer advocates say encourage bad eating habits in children, state media has reported.
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McDonald’s Fined Over Happy Meal Toys… in Brazil
Remember the so-called “Happy Meal Ban” passed by San Francisco County last year? If you don’t: the gist of it was that fast food restaurants were banned from including toys with children’s meals, unless certain nutritional standards were met.
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McDonald’s: 1; San Francisco County: 0
There are a lot of ideas out there for fighting childhood obesity, but “Food Fight” is one of the best that I’ve seen so far. What’s Food Fight? FoodFight’s mission is to revolutionize the way teenagers think about food and its role in their lives
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“Food Fight” is Empowering Kids to Make Better Choices
Via Eater.com, comes this amusing pic of an Burger King billboard that got “edited” by an enterprising graffiti artist (click to embiggen): Have a great weekend!
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For Your Amusement…
Here’s a neat little vid, courtesy of the Prevention Institute: I’m grateful that my kids were exposed to relatively little of this – they rarely watched television when they were little.
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“We’re Not Buying It”
Via Delish.com, here’s a link to a great New York Times infographic comparing the cost of a McDonald’s meal to a home-cooked one (click pic to enlarge): The pic pretty much tells the story: the idea that fast food is a cheaper alternative to fresh isn’t necessarily true. Sure, it can take more time to shop and cook at
Good for the AMA. In addition to resolutions backing the individual mandate to purchase health insurance and to adopt a bill of rights for medical residents, delegates to the AMA’s annual meeting have approved a resolution recognizing “competitive speed eating as an unhealthy eating practice with potential adverse consequences.” …The background information given to the
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AMA Condemns Competitive Eating