McDonald's to mothers: Healthy fast food is not an oxymoron

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Reporting from Washington - The only obstacle between kids and their French fries: Mom.

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Pachacutec

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I've nothing against taking the kids to Micky D's once and a while, but how about fixing french fries and your own "chicken nuggets" at home? AND, if parents are concerned about the kids getting fat, then they should chase the kiddies away from the video games and tv's, go out and take a walk together or toss a ball back and forth in the back yard.

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Gee, what's it like way up there on your towers?
JOOOO

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To SwampRat and Pachacutec: Yeah, people need to be way more conscious of what they do to their bodies these days. Yeah, one day with the kids at McD's is no biggie but people turn it into a habit. Next thing you know a cheap and healthy meal for them is the dollar menu at McDonald's instead of something actually health bought from the grocery store that yields far more food for the price.

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Pachacutec wrote:
I've nothing against taking the kids to Micky D's once and a while, but how about fixing french fries and your own "chicken nuggets" at home? AND, if parents are concerned about the kids getting fat, then they should chase the kiddies away from the video games and tv's, go out and take a walk together or toss a ball back and forth in the back yard.
So true , I agree with you 100 %

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Children should be taught the truth about food, that the garbage served at McDonald's and other fast food places is just that-garbage. MAYBE ok for a quick meal on a long trip (although a good parent would have a cooler full of healthy food for their kids to eat on a trip), but certainly not for any other meal. Parents who let their kids eat fast food are just plain lazy.

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JOOOO wrote:
To SwampRat and Pachacutec: Yeah, people need to be way more conscious of what they do to their bodies these days. Yeah, one day with the kids at McD's is no biggie but people turn it into a habit. Next thing you know a cheap and healthy meal for them is the dollar menu at McDonald's instead of something actually health bought from the grocery store that yields far more food for the price.
So true..I use to be guilty of this.
For the last 6 years I have kicked the habit of Fast Foods every day, lost 80 pounds & kept the weight off for the last 8 years. I have been able to go off of blood pressure, heart & diabetes meds. I still enjoy Fast Foods every once in awhile but when I order, I make better choices than I did years ago.
Walking also helped with losing weight & begin able to go off of the meds.
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check out this www.fatfreetruth.com about mcdonalds
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Pachacutec wrote:
I've nothing against taking the kids to Micky D's once and a while, but how about fixing french fries and your own "chicken nuggets" at home? AND, if parents are concerned about the kids getting fat, then they should chase the kiddies away from the video games and tv's, go out and take a walk together or toss a ball back and forth in the back yard.


I agree. What a lot of people are failing to realize is that many of these diseases we get are triggered by the continuous consumption of unhealthy food; even forms of cancer have been linked to foods.

Last semester I took a health food science and research class; although I've always been a healthy eater, this class opened up my eyes and quite frankly it scares the #%$@ out of me.

And this country DEFINITELY needs to get more active. There's absolutely no excuse, unless a person had a physical disability. Even then, there are many physically disabled who find ways to exercise.
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Tired of Silly wrote:
Children should be taught the truth about food, that the garbage served at McDonald's and other fast food places is just that-garbage. MAYBE ok for a quick meal on a long trip (although a good parent would have a cooler full of healthy food for their kids to eat on a trip), but certainly not for any other meal. Parents who let their kids eat fast food are just plain lazy.
Says the nurse who ruined her health by eating fast food/takeout because she was too lazy to pack he own lunch. High cholesterol too.
School Starts Soon

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Keep getting posts deleted, but the truth is out there. I have committed to making meals at home for at least a month to see what the difference is in the wallet and waistline. I'll let you know in a month. You never mention your spouse. Did he pack up and leave? Get a job out of town? Better check and make sure he is still breathing. Isn't he 67 or is he older?
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Aug 28, 2013
 
America Votes Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants of 2013 http://bit.ly/2013fastfoodpoll
Renee

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Aug 28, 2013
 
mark reidenbach wrote:
America Votes Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants of 2013 http://bit.ly/2013fastfoodpoll
Only people who can afford to pay 12 dollars for a salad with organic ingredients. Fast cheap food will be garbage in every time. Churches sometimes offer reasonably priced lunches
Softly Spoken Lies

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Aug 28, 2013
 
Tired of Silly wrote:
Children should be taught the truth about food, that the garbage served at McDonald's and other fast food places is just that-garbage. MAYBE ok for a quick meal on a long trip (although a good parent would have a cooler full of healthy food for their kids to eat on a trip), but certainly not for any other meal. Parents who let their kids eat fast food are just plain lazy.
Oh, good grief. Like you raised your own kids. Pfft. Remember you wrote that no one wants to play Candyland with their kids. You must really be old. Kids don't play Candyland. Rolls eyes. I hope none of your kids have offspring. Stop the insanity.

Dogs don't play Candyland either. Even if you dress your dogs up and give them bottles, they still are not your kids.

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