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March 05, 2006
Healthy eating calculator by McD

I believe it's really an hard job working as a marketer at McDonald's. As Seth Godin says "all marketers are liars" but trying to tell the story that eating at McD is healthy is very tough. Anyway, the news (via Netimperative) is that the fast food giant has launched a site which allows customers to calculate the nutritional value of McD's meals.

The agency Ralph (ex DS.Emotion) worked with McDonald's IT department to create a tool where users can calculate their personal Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) of calories and key nutrients, by inputting details like age, weight and activity level. The site is in three languages (Italian, English and French) and debuted last month during the Olympics, with touch screen kiosks installed at the Winter Olympic village in Turin.

Comments on this entry

Who is going to trust the world's largest purveyor of shit food to help calculate what's right for their bodies? I can see it now, "No no, 85 grams of fat is perfectly fine, sir. Yes, per bite."

It's all just lipstick on the pig sandwich.

Posted by: Todd at March 6, 2006 03:47 PM


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