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    No more Ronald McDonald?

    Come on now. Should McDonalds not be able to market to kids? Everyone has a choice on whether their kids can eat at mcdonalds.

    What's next? Maybe Cy shouldn't be allowed on pop cups?

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011...ld?ps=sh_sthdl

    http://retireronald.org/



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Some people have way to much time on their hands to worry about something like Ronald Mcdonald.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Come on now. Should McDonalds not be able to market to kids? Everyone has a choice on whether their kids can eat at mcdonalds.

    What's next? Maybe Cy shouldn't be allowed on pop cups?

    Health Workers Call On McDonald's To Retire Ronald : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

    Retire Ronald

    While I think it is stupid, I suppose it is built on the same premise as wanting to get rid of Joe Camel (also stupid). Yes, I do realize there is a difference. No, I'm not some fat guy that smokes.


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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cymaster View Post
    While I think it is stupid, I suppose it is built on the same premise as wanting to get rid of Joe Camel (also stupid). Yes, I do realize there is a difference. No, I'm not some fat guy that smokes.
    It's actually the same group.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Small rant.
    We have some fat kids. Yet we have many skinny kids. Okay, we cut out the chicken nuggets, fries, and burgers from McDs. What will the kids eat then at McDs? Veggies? Gimme a break. Hot dogs? Macaroni? The supposed good foods are not that popular. The kids will just go find sodas, pizza, some candy bars, and chips. I do not think out any kids will stop in a McDs to buy apples, peaches, broccoli, spinach, and bananas. I am not sure kicking McDs butt will solve what they replace meals with at the fast food joints.

    The only salad fast food joints have went belly up in Omaha. We do have two or three natural food establishments but they are not doing that much business.


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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Not sure about anyone else but when i was a kid i was more inclined to want to go to mcdonalds to get a free toy with my happy meal than wanting to go there because of a clown called ronald.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Quote Originally Posted by iowastatechris View Post
    Not sure about anyone else but when i was a kid i was more inclined to want to go to mcdonalds to get a free toy with my happy meal than wanting to go there because of a clown called ronald.

    I'm sure they want Mcd's to lose the toys as well. Next year maybe they'll suggest that they change their logo because it looks like 2 french fries.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    In response to the open letter, McDonald's said in a statement emailed to Shots:
    McDonald's cares about kids. We are committed to responsible advertising and take our communications to children very seriously.
    We understand the importance of children's health and nutrition, and are committed to being part of the dialogue and solution.
    We serve high quality food, and our Happy Meals offer choice and variety in portions just for kids. Parents tell us they appreciate our Happy Meal choices.
    As the face of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald is an ambassador for good and delivers important messages to kids on safety, literacy and balanced, active lifestyles.



    who cares if they market to kids, their food is five star.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    Actually, I think that companies should be highly regulated in terms of what they market to kids. Adults should be fair game. But, developmentally, kids are very susceptible to these advertising techniques. Go ahead and fire away at adults and parents but I think society should always work to protect kids.



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    Re: No more Ronald McDonald?

    What age group finds the clown appealing? Probably the age group that has no disposable income. Ultimately, nourishment is the parents responsibility.

    If anything, Ronald McDonald is an icon for the company's generous contributions for less fortunate children.

    If people want to waste their time and resources trying to abolish Ronald McDonald.... whatever.


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