The McHappy Day “Fundraiser of the Year”?
Now don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great to support seriously crook kids and their families. And this Saturday (15 November), Maccas are again doing McHappy Day to raise funds for their Ronald McDonald houses.It works is like this. You shove a 25.5 grams of fat Big Mac down your cakehole, and they’ll donate $1 to their charities.
But don’t think you can get off more lightly. It can’t be an 8.1 grams of fat Lean Beef Burger, or a 0.2 grams of fat Garden Salad, it’s gotta be the Big Mac.
Aren’t we in the middle of an “obesity epidemic”? Aren’t the pollies spending massive amounts of our money on the “Measure Up” TV ads and giving out measuring tapes so we can size up our beerguts? And aren’t bans on junk food ads during kids’ viewing times being considered?
I think it’s time Maccas did a re-think of what might soon become “McFatty Day”, and it’s very telling that the event isn’t promoted on Canberra radio anymore these days.