It’s a scandal.
McDonald’s New Zealand are using the Weight Watchers logo on their menu boards and tray mats. According to the chief executive of McDonald’s NZ it’s a “noble cause”.
Three meals: Chicken McNuggets, Filet-O-Fish and a chicken wrap will be labeled with the Weight Watchers logo.
The idea is to keep each meal at 6.5 points, and staff have been trained to try and make the meals “more consistently”
Nutritionists are right to be skeptical. The veneer of health belies the fact that we go to McDonald’s to get burgers and fries. That’s what brings in the profits.
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The meals on offer are (6.5 WW points) (see more at McDonald’s):
- Filet-O-Fish, salad and diet drink / water.
- Six chicken nuggets (with sauce), salad and diet drink / water.
- Chicken wrap, medium diet drink / water.