Here is my letter to the editor about McDonald’s that was published in the Washington Post:
In her March 3 op-ed column, “The tarnished arches,” Catherine Rampell brought much-needed attention to the role of McDonald’s as a bad corporate actor. The corporation also faces criticism for its marketing to children.
I am among the many parents who are fed up with McDonald’s telling our children that “fast food is lovin.’ ” Children face an epidemic of diet-related disease. I attended the McDonald’s shareholder meeting in May to ask the corporation to stop using schools to market to children by sending its mascot, Ronald McDonald, into classrooms.