Selling Healthy Eating
An update on my crusade for healthier options at fast food restaurants.
The CEO of Hungry Jacks, Aaron McKie, has written to me about their improved nutritional profile. Their fried food is now cooked in a canola-based oil blend which has reduced saturated fat by 76 percent. Their chicken range has had its saturated fat content cut by 15 percent. They’re also selling a salad range – Salad Stix – containing 112 kilojoules, 0.2 grams of fat and no saturated fats.
Coming on top of KFC agreeing to sell griddled as well as fried chicken pieces, this is promising. Especially considering NSW’s incoming mandatory calorie counts, which will appear on the menus of 40 chains and 2700 fast food restaurants by February 2012.