A post on the McDonald’s employee resource website appears to ironically discourage individuals from consuming fast food, citing health reasons.
“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,” reads one post on the site, according to CNBC.
One post, which labels a cheeseburger and fries as an “unhealthy choice,” says “although not impossible it is more of a challenge to eat healthy when going to a fast food place.”
McDonald’s, however, defended the posts Monday and said it was taken out of context.
“Portions of this website continue to be taken entirelyout of context,” McDonald’s said in a statement, according to CNBC. “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.”
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