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Keep Hospitals McDonald's-Free ACTION

Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, McDonalds, junk food, prevention, family, diet )

- 2224 days ago -
Hospitals are no place for the world's leading junk food brand. Yet, 22 hospitals across the country have a McDonald's store inside.

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Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 6:07 am
Noted and signed--thanks Nancy.

Cynthia B (74)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:03 am

. (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 12:00 pm

Lisa Neste (206)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 12:33 pm
Thank you for your support!


Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:11 pm
Signed & noted. this is the worst thing I have seen ever go into a hospital! A McDonalds! In a place that is supposed to support the health & welfare of its patients. Not only is it ridiculous, it is just plain WRONG!

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:55 pm
How can any hospital expect to hold credibility with their patients if they serve food from a company that's partly responsible for all the obesity and overweight issues in this country??

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7:07 pm
2x, TU Nancy

Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7:27 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Terry King (113)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7:41 pm

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7:55 pm
I signed the petition because I don't think that McDonald's offers the best food choices for children, or anyone else, for that matter. But I do commend them for their sponsorship of Ronald McDonald Houses for the families of sick children who need to be hospitalized far from home.

Ioana B (132)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 12:07 am
Noted and signed

Nirvana Jaganath (29)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 1:38 am
Signed and noted

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:01 am
signed and noted

Anneke Andries (279)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:55 am
...could sign too...

Joe R (190)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:57 am
Signed and noted.

. (2)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:52 am
Aren't the patients sick enough?

Do the drug companies have to make even greater profit?

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 8:58 am
Whatever happened to the concept of choice? People should have a choice as to what they want to eat when they go to the hospital or visit their loved ones in the hospital. People who don't want to eat at McD's don't have to, but since when should they have the right to dictate what other people choose or not? McD's is not a healthy choice for a meal...and we all know this. Therefore, it should be the individual's choice as to whether they eat there or not. The food Taliban shouldn't have the right to overthrow individual freedoms in the name of dictating their own nutritional fundamentalism.

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:03 am
Noted. I have to say that while McDonald's aren't noted for their healthy food, the occasional meal there isn't going to hurt most people, and it's relatively cheap, quick, and can be a treat at a time when you need it.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:58 am
noted, signed and shared

Penny C (17)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 11:26 am

M B (62)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 1:47 pm
signed & noted. Hospitals and Mc Donalds - a contradiction.

. (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 2:05 pm
This not about freedom of choice, it's about as monka blane wrote, a contradiction.If a hospital is a place of health,and well being, promoting a McDonalds in the hospital is a poor choice.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 2:10 pm
Nonetheless, people have, first and foremost, the right to choose for themselves.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 4:15 pm

Sharon F (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 4:18 pm
How smart is that! Junk food in a hospital building. We are a nation of sick people; time to shape up, everybody!!

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:15 pm
This hast o be one of the stupidest ideas ever! I was listening to NPR last week on a show about charities and a woman who called brought up the fact that Ronald McDonald House helps children who are sick yet they produce food that is giving them the same diseases they are trying to cure. I was in a hospital and there was a Dunkin Donuts. IT wasn't McDonald's but it didn't seem like ti should be in a hospital either.

Regina P (67)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 5:45 pm
Signed. Thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:16 pm
Signed. Thank you, Nancy!

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:30 pm
I just say no to 'Three Finger Micky's Simulated Meat Bi-product Burgers'! (Credit to Firesign Theatre for the nickname for Macdonalds and their plastic 'food'.)

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday April 20, 2012, 12:53 am
Noted and signed. Thanks nancy.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:31 am
Signed and noted thanks

MmAway M (505)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:34 am
Dang, that has to be the most outrageous things I have heard of! As if Hospitals needed more people to cut up!

Kathleen R (138)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:07 am
noted & signed . It was a rather hard decision not because I am a supporter of fast food (I am a vegan) but because I am aware the hospital cafeteria is more expensive.

Esther Z (94)
Friday April 20, 2012, 8:39 am
Noted and signed.

Friday April 20, 2012, 10:41 am
Again, American greed and the almighty dollar win. Hospitals can save $ by not providing food and gain big bucks leasing to the fast food industry that provides them with plenty of patients. It's a win, win, win, for the hospitals.

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:06 pm
Greed is so rampant in the U.S., that other countries say that we have 'dollar signs in our eyes'.

How can a hospital have any credibility, as a place of health, and yet, sell their souls to McDonald's?

Veronica C (22)
Friday April 20, 2012, 11:07 pm
When I see hospital staff, particularly nurses, no longer smoking just outside the doors to a hospital, then they can tell me that I can't eat a Big Mac there.

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 6:31 am

Patricia L (45)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 6:37 am
McDonald's spent its money well by establishing Ronald McDonald houses for families with very ill children. Seen by many as an altruistic act on the part of this corporation, it was and is simply a marketing strategy that McDonald's gets a huge tax break for and that puts its products in the hands of already sick children and adults. I wouldn't touch any of their food with a 10-foot pole. The recent publicity regarding "pink slime" proves that McDonald's will sell anything that looks like food if it makes a profit. Their chicken McNuggets are another example of pseudo food, but hand out an unhealthy dip to mask the taste and some people will eat anything. These fast food junk stores are a major reason obesity is such a huge problem (pun intended) in the U.S. When you don't take responsibility for your health and rely on the government, the USDA, to tell you something is healthy to eat, you get what you deserve. But putting McDonald's food in hospitals is like putting a cigarette machine in a lung cancer patient's room.

Evelyn M (38)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 11:50 am
Wow, this is surprising that a hospital would have a McDonalds.

Max P. (6)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 1:03 pm
Anybody ever eat any hospital food? Notoriously bad in almost any case.
Not one thing wrong with McDonald's. Food is realtively cheap and tastes pretty good and they serve a variety of different items not all of which are bad for you.
Are you somehow suggesting that people are too stupid to choose their own food?
And Pat L if you had a seriously ill child in a hospital and had limited income Ronald McDonald House is a godsend. Be there done that and am very thankful for them.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 1:41 pm
Actually, I don't see why a hospital would want McDonalds there. Can't they offer a Mom and Pop eatery that would serve fresh and healthy foods?

michelle t (41)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 7:56 pm
Not good.keep McDonalds away from hospitals

Ludger W (71)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 11:01 pm
noted, signed, ty

Max P. (6)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 6:20 am
I can tell by most of the comments most of you have never spent any time in a hospital beside the bed of a loved one. I have. In a 3 year period probably over 100 nights and days - sometimes 6 or more in a row. The hospital did not have a McDonald's as I recall. However it did have a Pizza Hut, a Subway, several coffee chains. Very welcome variety from the cafeteria.
Spend some time in a big hospital and you will be very glad to have a McDonald's you can walk to when you need a break.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 12:49 pm
Noted and signed.

nancy Bolerjack (1)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:17 pm
i don't eat nor would i take my kids or grandchildren to Mcdonalds..i don't do fast's unhealthy and does not belong in hospitals, schools or a town near you.....

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:03 am
Well...I signed, for all the good it will do. I was hospitalized this year with a bad kidney. I could not get a vegetarian meal and even the french toast had greasy sausage on it...rendering it inedible. I lived on breakfast cereal for days, my roommate even giving me hers. She swore that the hospitals were trying to kill us with their food and I saw that. Chunks of vile meat swimming in greasy gravy too. Is McDonald's any worse?
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