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NZ: Petrol discount for junk food

But what about a petrol discount for buying salad?

A McDonald’s┬ápromotion offers a petrol discount with burgers and chips purchased at Mobil service stations.┬áThe Obesity Action Coalition criticised this because the promotion does not include healthier options:

McDonalds often uses its lighter menu options as evidence it is a socially responsible company that somehow cares about New Zealand’s soaring obesity rates. However this promotion is just another example of it encouraging the public to eat products that have the highest fat, sodium and sugar contents and the least nutritional value.

Read more: Press release, Obesity Action Coalition/Scoop, 9 Sep 2008

Published on September 10, 2008 in New Zealand news