McDonald’s and Weight Watchers Team up

Thu, Mar 4, 2010


On the controversial side of things, McDonald’s and Weight Watchers have decided to team up in New Zealand. McDonald’s will be putting the Weight Watchers logo on the Fillet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets and Sweet Chilli Seared Chicken Wrap. Weight Watchers will then be promoting these foods to its members.

The thought behind this idea is that people have a greater chance of loosing weight and keeping it off when they feel that they aren’t “depriving” themselves.  According to, nutritionists and obesity experts say it’s a way to get more people into McDonald’s by saying that the food they serve is healthy.

Some say it’s a good idea if people stick to the point method, but most are worried that people will choose to get something else that isn’t on the Weight Watchers plan to go with it. What do you think about this? Would you be more likely to choose one of the “healthier” options and ignore the “treats” or would you find yourself more likely to grab the extra things to go with it? Will these newly Weight Watchers endorsed menu items be more likely to bring you back to McDonald’s or not?

Photo by Vacacion.

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6 Responses to “McDonald’s and Weight Watchers Team up”

  1. Danielle Says:

    My hubby and I are doing WW. While having the points right there for you is nice, I don’t think it really matters. If you can find the nutrition facts for the place, you can figure out the points.

    The thing is, people will still eat there, and they can if they have the points. So, I don’t think it will make a difference to myself, or really to other WW members.

    If you are not on WW it can be deceptive.If you don’t know what the points are, or how many you can have in a day, it wont really make a difference. People will think those things are healthy just because of the WW logo, and go overboard, which is not the point.

  2. Rochelle Says:

    It’s good to hear from someone who knows about the WW plan. Unfortunately, those who aren’t on it may just hear the “It’s OK to eat this” and forget that you need to not go overboard or get other goodies to go with it as they don’t cancel each other out.

  3. Bonnie Says:

    The photo looks like the worlds largest McDonalds that is here in Oklahoma. Great post.

  4. Katrina Says:

    McDonald’s can be delicious but if you knew anything about where the food came from and how it’s made… you wouldn’t eat there ever again.

  5. Rochelle Says:

    This is very true about a lot of places unfortunately. I suggest making food at home, you know more about what goes into it and can make it suit your needs. Not to mention home made is almost always a guarantee for delicious!

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