McDonald's Warns Employees About the Health Risks of Eating Too Much Fast Food

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Dec 29, 2013

Most people know that a steady diet of fast food is not very healthy for you, and the employee resources website of McDonald's wants to make sure its workers are aware that fast food is not something that should be ingested all the time.

Newser reports about the warnings McDonald's gives employees about the health risks of eating too much fast food. Their internal McResources Line site, which has content provided by a third-party vendor, reads “Fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight.”

The website gives some examples of healthy and unhealthy food choices. For instance, McDonald's labels a cheeseburger, fries and soda as an unhealthy choice while a sub sandwich with water on the side is the healthier choice. The website also offers some good advice about condiments and how adding high calorie extras like “cheese, bacon and mayonnaise” should be limited.

Being an employee at McDonald's means being around the temptation of indulging in fast food all day. The employee resources website notes that if an employee does eat a burger that the healthiest way to do it would be to order it plain without cheese and ask for extra lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Limiting the fries and ketchup you eat is also advised as well as replacing the fries for a salad.

What do you think of the dietary advice the McDonald's website is now giving employees to limit the amount of fast food they eat?

Do you think this advice will be beneficial to employees at McDonald's?

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MyEmptyCanvas by MyEmptyCanvas | KOSCIUSKO, MS
Jan 26, 2014

Well, the salad (with some chopped grilled chicken on top) would keep you full longer than the cheeseburger and fries. I can admit, when McDonald's has fresh hot fries ---- you get tempted... *sigh* .... moderation & portion control .... eh!?!

Texmel by Texmel | COLORADO SPGS, CO
Jan 09, 2014

So.....McD's employees should walk across the street to Subway for their lunch, instead of eating where they work????

lorri1956 by lorri1956 | santee, CA
Dec 30, 2013

LOL Pot meet Kettle. Hello, how you think you have customers in your places so you need to hire these employees? i understand what they are saying, but kind of silly to tell his to workers at a fast food place. That makes one think, McDonald's really must think their product bad for people.