The Heart Foundation Tick......What a load of crap!

@missytia (387)
Australia
March 12, 2007 5:30pm CST
I'm not sure if anyone but Aussies know what I'm talking about but here is Australia, the Heart Foundation put a tick on supposedly healthy foods. So, when people go shopping, if it has the 'tick of approval' on it, then it's supposed to be healthy. Anyway, I found out recently that some of McDonald's foods have the Heart Foundation Tick. This is just crap! This only encourages people to eat take away. Apparently, the Heart Foundation has stated that the Tick does not mean that it is healthy, but it is a 'healthier' option with what else is available. This is so misleading as some people rely on the 'tick' to pick healthy foods for themselves and their families. Your thoughts and opinions on this please.
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3 responses
• Canada
24 Mar 07
Great topic. Here in Canada the Heart Foundation hasn't gone that far YET. But I'm just wondering, Doesn't McDonalds over their have things like salad's on the menue? They do here. Mind you if the Heart Foundation is anything like the FDA, they probably have the ticks on the big mac and fries and coke not the healthy stuff.
@missytia (387)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
The ticks are on the supposed healthy stuff but not just the salads. The amount of fat in their deli choice rolls is unbelievable. I just think it's ridiculous that a fast food chain has the heart foundation tick of approval.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
All this proves is that money can buy the heart foundation ticks, the McDonalds salad dressings are rediculously high in fats.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
Hi Missytia, Yes I am an Aussie as well and would have to say you are right by this it is appauling how the Heart Foundation put an approval on McDonald's food, which is not that healthy for any of us, and I would agree with you completely, this is wrong to have that tick on these products.
@missytia (387)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
Thanks for your response kathy77. I don't think I will be considering anything with the 'tick' on it any more. I just don't trust it! Lucky for me, I know how to read nutrition panels and know what's good and bad for me.
@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
26 Mar 07
I'm in Aussie too and it seems to me that the heart foundation tick can be bought.How on earth is McDonalds healthy?.It's just ridiculous if you ask me.
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