A few weeks ago, I wrote about healthy choices that McDonalds offers. I wanted to share some positive information that our local Tristate area McDonalds are offering to local organizations to support grass roots initiatives.
In response to the need for greater nutrition awareness on the community level, the New York Tri-State McDonald’s Restaurant Owners are offering seed grants to local organizations to spur grassroots nutrition initiatives in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Applications are currently being accepted; submission deadline is June 1, 2012.
“As local business owners, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve and this program helps us bring McDonald’s nutrition commitments to our customers,” said Anthony Scari, president of the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner/Operators Association. “We look forward to celebrating those organizations whose projects help people make informed food choices.”
Applications will be evaluated based on a number of factors including the impact of the proposed program on nutrition awareness in the community.
Ideas are listed on the flyer below.
Tri-State area non-profit organizations can obtain an application at www.McDNYMetroNutritionNetwork.com. Completed applications should be mailed to: McDonald’s Owners/Operators Association; Attention: McDonald’s New York Metro Nutrition Network; PO Box 280; Little Falls, NJ 07424.
Celebrated dietician and best-selling author of The F Factor Diet Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, MS, will serve on the selection panel. “As a nutrition and diet expert, I know that improved well-being begins with incremental change, and I’m very excited to be part of this campaign to make nutritional information accessible to all.”
Submission Deadline is June 1, 2012
ABOUT McDONALD’S NEW YORK TRI-STATE RESTAURANTS:
McDonald’s is one of the world’s best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are more than 600 McDonald’s restaurants, owned by over 100 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State area. Visit www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com or follow us on Twitter @McDNYTriState for information about other McDonald’s area programs
I was not compensated for this post.
It’s good to see major companies taking steps to provide more healthy choices and raise awareness about nutrition. Grant funding will enable a community to either initiate a program about nutrition or improve upon an existing one.
Fashion By Alicia (@fashionbyalicia) says
I am glad that larger companies (especially fast food restaurants) giving healthy options.
I love that they’re doing this!