McDonald’s criticized for its ambassador-led nutrition campaign

The fast food chain says the film is meant to encourage conversation about food choices, but angry parents are signing a petition to stop it from being shown inside schools.

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Naturally, some are questioning whether a brand whose product is commonly linked as a contributor to a nation’s obesity epidemic should be doling out nutrition advice to kids.

High schoolers and middle schoolers are being shown the McDonald’s-produced documentary, “540 Meals: Choices Make the Difference.”

The documentary features Iowa science teacher John Cisna, who lost 60 pounds by eating nothing but McDonald’s for six months. Cisna reduced his previously massive calorie intake and started an exercise regimen.

Forbes explains why this is problematic:

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