McDonald's intends to be the first fast-food chain in North America to add nutrition information to their product packaging. The initiative is part of the Corporation's desire to help promote balanced, active lifestyles. Nutrition information will be displayed on the majority of McDonald's product packaging using an easy-to-understand icon and bar chart format. The new packaging is set to be unveiled in early 2006.
This is the latest and most readily-available format of nutrition information on McDonald's products, but is not a first for the company. Nutrition information has been available in stores, in pamphlet form, for some time. As well, their website enables consumers to build a meal and see exactly how many calories, grams of carbohydrate, fat, protein and other nutrients it would contain. You can view the Nutrition Calculator at www.mcdonalds.ca
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