McDonald’s (MCD) human resources website is seemingly giving their employees some strange information. They once reportedly told their workers bizarre things like to take smaller bites of their food so they stayed full longer, and now the fast-food giant is reportedly advising its workers that eating too much McDonald’s could be unhealthy, NBC News reported.
“It is hard to eat a healthy diet when you eat at fast-food restaurants often," Mickey D’s wrote, according to the news site. McDonald’s site then recommended workers should limit the amount of fries they consume. "In general, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels," the post said.
One post from the website via NBC News urges that while convenient, fast food is not necessarily the healthiest: "Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight.” The post then includes a picture of fries, a burger and a soda, all three items which the fast-food giant is notorious for selling, but on the top of the pictures “unhealthy choice” is scrolled across.
Conversely, in a separate picture next to the “unhealthy choice,” a cold cut sandwich and salad with water are pictured and then labeled as the "healthier choice.” McDonald’s does offer several types of salads, where dressing come on the side, and even has tap and bottled water, but they do not currently carry cold cut sandwiches in most restaurants.
But once again, McDonald’s defended itself by saying their advice was taken out of context. NBC News provided their statement:
"Portions of this website continue to be taken entirely out of context," the company said. "This website provides useful information from respected third-parties about many topics, among them health and wellness. It also includes information from experts about healthy eating and making balanced choices. McDonald's agrees with this advice."