Advocacy Group Wants McDonald’s Banned From Hospital Cafeterias

The advocacy group Corporate Accountability International is calling on hospitals to stop featuring fast food restaurants like McDonald’s in their cafeterias. According to Fox News, the group’s campaign, Value [The] Meal, also calls on the fast-food chain to stop marketing to children. In a letter to 20 hospitals, the group claims that “one in three children will develop type 2 diabetes as a result of diets high in McDonald’s-style junk food” and that featuring McDonald’s in hospitals “unintentionally [boosts]” the perception that the food is healthy. A report released earlier this year predicted that 75 percent of Americans would be overweight by 2020, and government studies have found that health care spending is dramatically higher for obese adults than normal-weight adults. Twenty-seven hospitals nationwide feature a McDonald’s, according to Fox News.

Zachary Bernstein