Watchdog group pushes to get Big Macs out of hospitals
A national watchdog group is demanding that the nation's hospitals—including Jackson Memorial and Broward Health Medical Center—kick McDonald's restaurants off their campuses to "to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health." The move this week by Corporate Accountability International is one of a growing number of aggressive campaigns combat the fattening of America, where two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese, creating medical problems that cost the country more than do cigarette smokers. In a letter to the facilities, the group asked them to be leaders in improving the nation's health.
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