VegNews Daily

McDonald’s Announces Shift to Healthier Options

The fast food giant says it will market more fruits and vegetables to children and offer nutritious menu choices.

Earlier this week, McDonald’s corporation announced that it will adapt its menu to be more in line with the growing diet and health awareness trend, according to The New York Times. With skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, fast food chains such as Burger King, Subway, and McDonald’s have put a new emphasis on healthier food options. McDonald’s says it will cease marketing the more unhealthy options to children and instead offer nutritious alternatives such as fruit and veggies. New menu combos for adults will also feature fruits and vegetables. The goal, says McDonald’s chief executive, Don Thompson, is “to leverage our scale and size and marketing prowess to be able to influence more purchases of fruits and vegetables.” Menu additions include smoothies, whole-grain oatmeal, and salads. 

 Comments

Vegan Street Fair Comes to Los Angeles City Streets

Annual outdoor food festival takes over Hollywood streets.
Read More »

James and Suzy Cameron's Elementary School Goes Vegan

MUSE school officially goes plant-based this fall.
Read More »

US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Federal committee hopes to “transform the food system” with new guidelines.
Read More »

New Study: Vegan Diet Benefits Childhood Obesity

Research shows that a plant-based diet helps children lose weight and lower risk of heart disease.
Read More »

Celebrity Vegans to Host Italian Tour This Summer

Experience Italy alongside vegan cookbook authors and chefs.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »