McDonald's® USA: Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices
Adding calorie counts to menu boards, innovating with recommended food groups, publishing Nutrition Progress Report
We are taking further steps in our journey toward helping customers & employees make informed nutrition choices by listing calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus across the US starting this month.
This past summer, we introduced a “Favorites Under 400” menu that highlights the calorie information for some of customers’ favorite foods and beverages to help put calorie counts in better context.
Later this fall, approximately 750,000 employees working in McDonald’s and franchisee restaurants in the U.S. will be introduced to a voluntary nutrition e-learning program. The program will help build employees’ knowledge of calories, nutrition and McDonald’s menu offerings.
2013 Menu Tests Include More Recommended Food Groups
To make nutritious choices more convenient and accessible, we plan to test foods that would increase the number of wholesome choices on our US menu. The menu items being explored for 2013 include more recommended food groups. Here are some of the additions that are being tested:
More seasonal fruit and vegetables options.
Additional produce side options and grilled chicken choices for Happy Meals.
New breakfast choices, including an egg-white breakfast sandwich on an English muffin.