This week an open letter to McDonald's signed by 550 health professionals appears in full-page ads in newspapers across the country. Their message? Real simple: "Stop making the next generation sick--retire Ronald and the rest of your junk food marketing to kids," said signer Dr. Steven K. Rothschild, Associate Professor of Preventative Medicine at Rush Medical College.
Health professionals and activists pushing McDonald's Corp. to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald pledged to keep up pressure at the hamburger giant's annual meeting Thursday. On Wednesday, a letter signed by more than 550 health professionals and organizations appeared in full-page ads in six metropolitan newspapers around the country.
Ronald McDonald is having a midlife crisis. His floppy shoes, painted-on smile, and flaming-red hair may be a harder sell to today’s kids who are trading in their dolls and trucks for manicures and mobile games at ever-younger ages. He also seems out of step with McDonald’s Corp.’s efforts to appeal to adults.
Working under the radar, restaurant lobbyists have persuaded state lawmakers in Florida and Arizona to ban local governments from outlawing giveaways of toys with high-calorie children's meals. A proposed ban in Nebraska died before its first hearing.
Hundreds of health organizations and professionals signed a letter to McDonald's Corp , asking the fast-food chain to stop marketing junk food to children, including with Happy Meals and the Ronald McDonald clown character.
More than 550 health professionals have signed a letter to McDonald's Corp. asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald. The letter, slated to run in six metropolitan newspapers around the country, acknowledges that "the contributors to today's (health) epidemic are manifold and a broad societal response is required.
Ronald McDonald is having a midlife crisis.His floppy shoes, painted-on smile and flaming-red hair may be a harder sell to today's kids who are trading in their dolls and trucks for manicures and mobile game apps at ever younger ages. He also seems out of step with McDonald's Corp.'s new efforts to appeal to adults.
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that asks the Suwannee River Water Management District to deny any requests to pump water in the county and transport it elsewhere.
The next time you go to the vending machine for a bottle of water (costing 6 cents an ounce) or, instead, sip from the drinking fountain (free), you will be taking part in another debate that touches on the fate of humankind.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced the investment of $134 million in 25 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects in 21 counties. Of the $134 million total, $75 million is for low-interest loans and $59 million is offered as grants.