For decades McDonald's has sought to undermine the efforts of parents to feed their kids healthfully by inundating children with marketing. We are fed up with McDonald's efforts to shape the eating habits of our nation's children. We are not lovin' your predatory marketing to kids. Please end McDonald's junk food marketing to kids.
Organic Consumers Association
Childhood obesity wreaks havoc on kids' health, impacts IQ, and set ups the long-term economic consequences of a lifetime of medications for obesity-related conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Corporate ads that shamelessly target kids with their colorful cartoon characters and catchy jingles, in an attempt to get kids to hound their parents to buy more highly processed, sugar-laden, additive-heavy junk foods should be banished.
Not long ago, nine-year old Hannah Robertson caused a media stir when she stood up at a McDonald's shareholders meeting and asked CEO Don Thompson a few pointed questions about the hamburger chain's junk food and advertising policies. Mr. Thompson's responses? Woefully inadequate, even by a nine-year old's standards.