Philadelphia nuns take on fast food giant McDonald’s

    Childhood obesity? The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are on it.

    The Philadelphia-based order, which owns some McDonald’s stock, will be asking the fast food giant to do a better job combatting childhood obesity.

    The order will make a proposal at Thursday’s shareholder meeting.


    The sisters feel that McDonald’s has made some healthy changes, but has not been promoting them as well as it should.

    “A recent study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 93 percent of the time that they ordered Happy meals, french fries were included without asking the customers if they’d like the healthier alternatives like Apple Dippers,” Tom McCaney, the order’s associate director of corporate and social responsibility, told KYW.

    The order is not against Happy Meals, but suspects that the toys are to market unhealthy food to kids.

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