I try to play nice. I try not to call people out. But as I was walking through the house this afternoon, I saw McDonald’s attempt to try to lure kids under the bright umbrella of …ahem…health – the Golden Arches.
In this commercial, clearly aimed at kids…it is animated…it has a jingle that would make the wiggles happy…and it is promoting the Happy Meal. In it they are espousing the unHealthy Meal as a fine source of fruit, dairy, vegetables, and grains.
take a look
Apparently they don’t understand that prepackaged chemical laden apples with the shelf life of tin do not qualify as fresh fruit. Nor do breads that have to be “enriched” because all of the nutrition has been denuded from them count as “grains” especially not the preferred whole grain varieties that nutritionists suggest. Starchy veg deep fried in oil does not a veggie make. And finally, protein sources that you literally wouldn’t feed to your dog, are not meat.
But I guess if you are willing to wash it all down with one of their “Real Fruit Smoothies”, you’ll be okay. wink wink nudge nudge.
Not sure what makes me angrier that their marketing department thinks that we will fall for this kind of garbage or that they are probably right.
To quote one of their former slogans. We Deserve a Break. Today!
Juice On; Join the Journey!