Earlier today, McDonalds unveiled plans to implement a new program that focuses on improving the nutrition of its menu nationwide. USA president Jan Fields announced that "McDonalds will always try to do the right thing, and we know we can help make a difference in our communities." We're not sure what brought on this sudden decision from McDonalds, but we like it! Here's what you need to know about the new plan and the changes that are going to be made:
1. The new menus will be more kid-friendly. As in, McDonalds plans to focus more on the health and well-being of children by automatically including produce and low-fat dairy options in every Happy Meal, as well as attempting to reduce the fat in Happy Meals starting in September.
2. Menus will expand nutritionally. McDonalds is going to begin to reduce the amount of sugars, saturated fats and calories in its food. By 2015, McDonalds says it will reduce the sodium count by an average of 15 percent across menus nationwide.
3. Increased access to nutrition. McDonalds hopes to increase access to nutritional information for customers and employees alike. To start, McDonalds has begun to market its first mobile app so that customers can check nutritional information on their phones.