DMI committed to McDonald’s partnership despite ‘Happy Meal’ menu changes

first_imgMenu changes target calories, sodium, fat and added sugarIn a Feb. 15 announcement, McDonald’s said its “Global Happy Meal Goals” include having at least 50 percent of its Happy Meal menu meet a 600-calorie/650-milligram sodium threshold by 2022, with no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat or added sugar. Currently, about 28 percent of Happy Meal combinations offered on menu boards in 20 major markets meet these new nutrition criteria, the company said.advertisementadvertisementThe program is accelerated in the U.S., where 100 percent of the Happy Meal menu will meet the 600-calorie, saturated fat and sugar targets by June 2018. As a result, cheeseburgers and chocolate milk are being removed as regular Happy Meal menu items, but will be available at a customer’s request.While the new standards eliminate references to chocolate milk and cheeseburgers on the Happy Meal menu board and advertising, McDonald’s remains a strong user of dairy products, with 80 percent of the company’s U.S. menu containing dairy, Gallagher said.“This is not about an elimination of dairy,” Gallagher said. “Dairy continues to enjoy a significant place on the McDonald’s menu.”“McDonald’s USA has made a concerted effort to spotlight low-fat dairy in our Happy Meals, and since 2012, we have served more than 2.8 billion sides of fruit and low-fat dairy in kids’ meals,” said Becca Hary, with McDonald’s Corp. “It’s important to note that the cheeseburger and chocolate milk are available at a customer’s request but are not listed on our Happy Meal menu boards. From our recent launch of new McCafé beverages and our transition from margarine to butter across our entire menu, we remain committed to dairy farmers and look forward working with DMI to elevate dairy across our menu.”Under the new McDonald’s standards, white milk will remain a featured beverage choice on the Happy Meal menu board and in advertising. In addition, checkoff-funded dairy scientists and McDonald’s staff are working to reformulate chocolate milk to meet Happy Meal menu guidelines. Chocolate milk could return to the national Happy Meal menu board once the reformulation is complete.advertisementA winning partnership“Our partnership with McDonald’s has delivered many significant wins for dairy farmers over the past nine years and there will be more to come as we find new ways to innovate and enhance the McDonald’s customer experience with dairy,” Gallagher said. Among those “wins”:• DMI assisted McDonald’s with the change from serving milk in cardboard containers to the kid-friendly “Milk Jug.”• McDonald’s launched its McCafé specialty drinks line, with dairy a major ingredient, in 2009. Following company and franchise equipment investments, the McCafé beverage program was relaunched in 2017.• In 2015, McDonald’s switched from margarine to butter. As a result, about 40 million pounds of butter (an incremental 700 million pounds of milk) are used by the restaurant the chain each year.Read: Partners in promotion: How DMI works within McDonald’sMcDonald’s and Disney partnership renewedMcDonald’s menu change preceded renewal of another partnership – between McDonald’s USA and the Walt Disney Company. On Feb. 27, the two companies announced a multiyear alliance featuring cross-promotional campaigns between Happy Meals and select movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Live Action, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.advertisementIn the press release, the companies cited McDonald’s commitment to improve the nutritional standards of its Happy Meal menu by reducing calories, saturated fat, sodium and added sugar.McDonald’s June 2018 menu change target date coincides with with the release of Incredibles 2, which arrives in theaters on June 15, followed in the fall by Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which debuts in theaters on Nov. 21.McDonald’s and Disney previously had a cross-promotional partnership from 1996 to 2006. According to published reports, that partnership split in 2006 when Disney established nutrition guidelines for food companies it associated with, citing childhood obesity rates. In 2012, Disney expanded nutritional standards to include food advertising on programming targeted to kids and families.Pizza Hut partnership leads to 25 percent more cheese on pan pizzasSeparately, DMI announced that Pizza Hut – another dairy checkoff partner – has increased the amount of cheese on its pan pizzas by 25 percent, a move that will require an additional 150 million pounds of milk annually. The new formulations are now available at more than 6,000 restaurants nationwide.Dairy scientist Nitin Joshi, a DMI employee who works on-site at Pizza Hut’s headquarters in Plano, Texas, said the project began in 2016, but needed to clear several hurdles before it became a reality. DMI first shared research and insights to help convince Pizza Hut that consumers want more cheese on pizza. This led to a discussion of how much cheese to add to the chain’s existing pan pizza recipe to make a noticeable difference with consumers.Then, there was the challenge of assuring the pizza would be cooked consistently. Joshi said there are several different types of ovens used by Pizza Hut restaurants nationwide, so it was critical to create a pizza that would have uniform melt, stretch and color qualities. The Pizza Hut team prepared about 8,500 pizzas before settling on a finished product, then conducted training sessions with franchise operators across the country.“This is another great example of the power of a partner working with our checkoff team to give consumers a product they truly desire,” said Marilyn Hershey, Pennsylvania dairy farmer and DMI chair. “It’s also a win for farmers as we continue to explore new and innovative avenues for our milk production through our partnerships.”   Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com McDonald’s announcement it would remove chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from its popular Happy Meal menu drew concern and social media traffic from dairy farmers who have helped finance a long-standing partnership between the restaurant chain and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) through their checkoff dollars. According to DMI Chief Executive Officer Tom Gallagher, the 9-year-old DMI/McDonald’s partnership remains strong, and DMI is working with McDonald’s to get reformulated chocolate milk back as a menu feature.last_img read more

‘Bangunkan’ Anak dengan Tusuk Gigi, Penumpang MRT Singapura Viral di Medsos

first_imgDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman asiaone.com (8/7/2019), foto asli tersebut dikonfirmasi diambil di MRT Singapura. Dari tulisan unggahan pada reddit tersebut, disebutkan anak itu berusia sekitar empat atau lima tahun dan tengah tertidur pulas saat itu.Kemudian setelah melihat anak tertidur tersebut, sang suami meminta bertukar tempat, tetapi wanita itu memilih untuk memegang sebuah tusuk gigi tepat dekat kepala anak itu saat menyender di lengannya. Melihat tusuk gigi itu, wali sang anak kemudian memindahkannya ke kursi lain.Pada unggahan foto, caption yang diberikan adalah “Respons wanita sampah terhadap seorang anak kecil yang tertidur di lengannya beberapa kali”. Awalnya ini untuk mempermalukan wanita itu tetapi tidak semua warganet menanggapi hal itu.Bahkan ada yang mengatakan bahwa wali anak itu yang salah karena tidak menahan sang anak yang tertidur hingga mengganggu orang lain. Adapula yang mengatakan, bahwa wanita itu berhak melindungi area pribadinya meski dalam angkutan umum.Tak hanya itu, ada juga yang menyalahkan sang anak dan menyebutnya aneh serta mengkritik perilakunya. Meski begitu banyak juga yang mengomentari bila perilaku wanita itu salah karena tidak ada alasan untuk mencoba menusuk anak dengan tusuk gigi.Baca juga: “Citizens on Patrol” Bantu Polisi Patroli di MRT SingapuraPara warganet juga mengatakan, seharusnya wanita itu mengatakan pada wali anak tersebut ketika tidur bersandar di lengannya. Hingga ada yang mengatakan wanita itu harusnya bisa memahami seorang anak. Hal ini pun menjadi perdebatan hingga akhirnya mengingatkan agar tidak tidur dan bersandar pada orang lain, tetapi juga tidak dibenarkan menunjukkan benda tajam seperti tusuk gigi kepada anak-anak yang mengantuk.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDisuruh Melempar Anaknya dari Jendela, Penumpang Ini Menangis dan Turun dari Bus26/08/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Cabul di Toilet MRT, Pria ini Diganjar Denda Rp41 Juta10/10/2019In “Darat”Taipei Hadirkan Sistem Inframerah untuk Cek Suhu Tubuh Penumpang MRT06/03/2020In “Darat” (asiaone.com) Tak salah mempertahankan ruang pribadi di dalam kendaraan umum, tapi bila hal itu bisa menyakiti penumpang lain bagaimana? Baru-baru ini seorang wanita di Singapura menghadirkan dilema moral dalam sebuah foto yang dibagikan warganet.Baca juga: Ketahuan Mondar-Mandir di Gate, Dua Penumpang MRT Ternyata Ikut Uji Coba SimplyGoPasalnya wanita di dalam foto yang beredar di medsos terlihat mengulurkan sebuah tusuk gigi ke arah seorang anak yang tertidur disebelahnya. Fotonya tersebut bahkan sudah diunggah dalam reddit di sebuah grup bernama trashy yang berisikan 1,4 juta anggota internasional.last_img read more

ACLU Will Focus On State Constitution In Prayer Suit, Adds New Plaintiff

first_imgKol Nidrei was October 11 last year, the same night the Assembly approved the Gilman-Bagley policy which is now the subject of the ACLU’s suit. If it remained in federal court, the suit had the potential to set national precedent; Alaska was the third state to hear the same invocation to ‘Hail Satan,’ but threats against local governments in Arizona and Florida have not resulted in a lawsuit. Boyer: “My heart wants you to feel what I felt upon learning that the group that represents me made the decision that would exclude me on Kol Nidrei, the holiest night of the year for the Jewish faith, when Jews throughout the world fast and pray, connecting most deeply with God and with themselves in the effort to be better people.” The suit (3AN-16-10652CI) was originally filed December 14, 2016, in Anchorage Superior Court. Kenai Peninsula Borough attorney Kevin Clarkson requested on January 9 that the suit be moved to federal court, since there were claims the prayer policy violated the federal constitution. The motion was approved the same day. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A lawsuit over whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly can implement a policy on prayer is headed back to state court after the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska dropped its U.S. Constitution arguments. The ACLU has also picked up another plaintiff in the case: Elise Boyer of Homer. The ACLU says the policy violates the state constitution’s Establishment Clause, which states “no law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion,” and that Alaskans’ basic rights are at risk, including the right to freedom of speech, freedom of association, and equal protection under the law.center_img Along with the change in courts, the suit has added Elise Boyer as a plaintiff. Boyer identifies as Jewish and testified on December 6 that she cannot give invocations, since her religion doesn’t have an established presence inside the Kenai Peninsula Borough. On Tuesday of this week, the ACLU filed to drop the federal issues and instead focus on alleged violations of the Alaska constitution, moving the case back to state court. The request was granted on Wednesday. The suit now explains that the “federal constitutional claims may or may not precisely duplicate the state constitutional claims, but Plaintiffs prefer to drop the federal claims in order to provide the state courts with the opportunity to interpret and apply the state constitution in this case that raises issues of first impression in state law.” For further details on how other states have responded, click this link.last_img read more

Man Injured In ATV Accident On The Sterling Highway

first_imgBledsoe was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital where he was treated for the injuries, and is currently listed in stable condition. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to milepost 88 of the Sterling Highway for the report of a male who sustained injuries due to an ATV accident, on June 30, at 7:30 a.m. Troopers arrived on scene to assist medics currently on scene treating Christopher J. Bledsoe, age 50, of Sterling for injuries sustained as a result of the ATV accident. There are no other vehicles involved and alcohol is suspected to be factor. Investigation continues. According to the online Trooper dispatch, Bledsoe had been operating the ATV alone on the off road trails traveling Southbound towards Soldotna. Bledsoe lost control of the ATV, and entered the roadway where the ATV rolled over causing him to be ejected from the ATV and land in the travel lane of the highway.last_img read more

Molynes Utd to adjust board

first_imgMolynes United President Herman Cruickshank has said that the club is looking to upgrade its management for a better chance of survival in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) next season.Molynes battled relegation for a significant portion of the 2019-20 season before it was cancelled and the results voided by the Jamaica Football Federation because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Cruickshank says the club assessed its mistakes over the now cancelled season and realised that a lack of proper management and financing were its biggest challenges.He says Molynes is now putting together a new management team that it is confident will be better structured and able to see it through the course of the upcoming season.“We lost the sponsorship, so we are actually in negotiation with Fitzroy Vidal, whom we are trying to bring in as a new chairman. He, along with Peter Higgins, will set up the management,” Cruickshank said. “What we are trying to do this [upcoming season] is centre the thing around a better management structure than the one we had last season. We are trying to build a management with a face to give us a profile so we can sell the product.“So we are trying to fix the management support around the team for this season. The team wasn’t all that bad, so if we can strengthen the management team with sponsorship and get the players comfortable and in the right frame of mind with salary and the works, that will be the best way,” he continued.Cruickshank said that the club had also done extensive work on its home venue, Jacisera Park, which he says is more than 50 per cent ready. “We are working on it rapidly,” he said. “We just need one set of stands to complete the 1,000 (the venue’s capacity), and we are hoping by the end of June, we will have this.“Somebody has a set of stands at the wharves, and we are trying to get a cost and clear it. We will also set up a technical committee, so by the end of this month, we will confirm coaches, if we will change or continue the same way.” livingston.scott@gleanerjm.com Molynes’ possible new management teamFitzroy Vidal – Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology principal director for energyPeter Higgins – National Commercial Bank assistant general managerRuth-Ann Byfield – Chas. E. Ramson promotion and merchandising managerlast_img read more

Appy hour – ‘Twosday team night’

first_imgAvailable by activating the ‘Appy Hour’ function on the official City app, the ‘Twosday team night’ offers supporters who buy two drinks two more for FREE.The offer covers Thatchers Gold and Haze, Fosters, Butcombe and Maltsmiths IPA across all concourse concessions at Ashton Gate*.Supporters will be able to activate their ‘Appy Hour’ between 6pm-7pm with the concourses open from 6.15pm.To activate the offer, tap the banner at the top of the app and show an active countdown timer to a member of the concessions staff as you order.The official City app can be downloaded from the links below: If you’re looking for some free betting tips on tonight’s Carabao Cup action, check out City’s cup sponsor, Free Super Tips.last_img read more

High school bowling: Parkway teams remain unbeaten; Haughton boys, Benton boys, Airline girls win

first_imgThe Parkway boys and girls teams kept their perfect records intact Monday at Holiday Lanes.In a battle of boys unbeatens, Parkway blanked Airline 27-0. The Lady Panthers knocked off Byrd 23.5-3.5.The Parkway boys improved to 6-0. Airline dropped to 5-1. The Parkway girls improved to 7-0.In other boys matches, Haughton downed Byrd 22-5, Minden defeated Bossier 20-7 and Benton edged Loyola College Prep 14-13. In the only other girls match, Airline rolled past Loyola 26-1.Parkway’s Ladarius Williamson had the day’s high series among boys of 688 (224-236-228). His teammate Chandler Sumpter bowled the high game of 246. He also bowled a 215 and 211 for a 672 series. James Benjamin bowled a 658 series (208-227-223).Parkway’s Destin Meza also topped 600 (212-221-180—613). Justin Shea had a 208 game.Brian Fielding had Airline’s high series of 526, including a 178. Jaylon Ellison bowled the Vikings’ high game of 224. Dominic Rivers bowled a 165.Cameron Silba led Haughton (4-2) with a 168 high game. Brandon Simmons had the Bucs’ high series of 325. Johnathan Brown bowled a 144.Parker King paced Benton (4-2) with a 196 high game and 488 series. John Norris bowled a 182 and Austin Sepeda a 180.Chris Whisnant led Bossier with a 153 high game and 381 series. Shamari Lay and Eric Clark both had 120 games.Parkway’s Nicole Taylor led all girls with a 564 series, including 208 and 202 games. Airline’s Trista Quinley had the day’s high game of 213 in a 524 series.Parkway’s Pearl Merry and Katie Black both bowled 175 games. Airline’s Bailey Russell had a 169 and Courtney Riede a 146. Airline improved to 5-2.Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Player says he has ‘clear conscience’ after claims of big move…

first_imgBayern Munich’s efforts to sign Leroy Sane lead to reports in Spain suggesting Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal was identified as the winger’s potential replacement at Manchester City. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo The Bavarian club ended their interest in the Germany international after he suffered an injury against Liverpool in the Community Shield.Pep Guardiola confirmed he will be without Sane’s services for the next six to seven months and the seriousness of the injury was only confirmed after the Premier League transfer window closed on August 8th.On deadline day, Sociedad were prepared for a possible threat from the Premier League winners for Oyarzabal.Wednesday’s edition of AS once again claims ‘City probed’ for Oyarzabal and were willing to pay his €75m release clause to acquire his services. However, they decided against making an offer because Bayern didn’t sign Sane.Oyarzabal has now responded to the rumours linking him with a big money move to City.“A lot has been said and I have never said anything. My only goal is to do things well for Real,” he said.“It seems that there have been people who had more information than me. I have my house, my friends and my family and I am happy here. These rumours that come out are not funny. But this is football, I have a clear conscience.“My idea is to leave Real at the top and I don’t think about anything else.”last_img read more

“I’m not aware of anything” – Man City target ‘honoured’ by…

first_imgOver the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a few articles regarding Manchester City’s interest in Ismaël Bennacer. The young midfielder is shining at Milan this season in his first season with the club, which has caught the eye of Pep Guardiola, who is a big fan of the player.Various stories have appeared claiming the Manchester City manager had reached out to both Bennacer’s entourage and the player himself, with talk of a €50m release clause also being in his contract.Corriere dello Sport explained said clause wasn’t available this year and was only applicable from next summer onwards, and now the midfielder has quickly spoken to Le Buteur in Algeria, who asked him about the situation.Embed from Getty ImagesHe said: “I’m not aware of anything. My mission is limited to giving my all on the pitch. I’m at Milan’s service. My focus is on my club where I feel really good. After that, the interest of big clubs is an honour.”You would think that Bennacer would be aware if Guardiola had personally called him, just like RMC Sport claim he has, but, then again, he could just be playing innocent and not wanting to fuel speculation.Either way, if the midfielder does know something we don’t, then he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.Le Buteur previously stated something similar, claiming ‘official sources’ had told them Bennacer ‘wasn’t aware’ of any interest in him.Could it be that said official source is the player himself?by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndolast_img read more

Hollywood actor teams up with locals in Grenada for charity run

first_imgDr. Karen Lawson, founder of reachwithin.org said, “I am thrilled and humbled that Brandon would take time out of his busy schedule to both support and take part in our campaign.  Its great when Grenadians in the diaspora, and those with Grenadian roots, give back to the island although Brandon is doing so much more. Our dream is for A Run For Grenada to become an established, annual event and with Brandon’s support maybe it can happen.” Canadian actor, Brandon Jay McLaren, who plays Dale Jakes in USA Network hit show ‘Graceland’, has thrown his full support behind a reachwithin.org crowdfunding campaign called A Run For Grenada which is raising funds to support children living in care homes across the island.Brandon, whose father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada and mother is from Trinidad, was so enthused by the A Run For Grenada pre-campaign promotion he chose to do more than just donate. He is now a proud member of a team that will run over 20 miles, from the Islands capital St George’s to the town of Sauteurs, on Sunday, 1 November 2015. “The older I get the more important Grenada is to me,” says Brandon. “My grandmother passed last year, and going back to Grenada for the service really had an impact. Knowing where you come from, history, lineage, tradition; these are all themes that have been central to the human experience for centuries and, for me, Grenada is at the center of those themes.”“The campaign, A Run For Grenada, ticks three boxes for me,” continues Brandon. “I love to give back, I love to run and I love Grenada. I back this campaign because children are our future and they deserve the best start in life. At first I was going to just donate but then I decided to do a bit more. Before I knew it, and after a quick exchange with the campaign organisers, I had booked my flight to Grenada and now here I am training for a marathon run in the Caribbean. I will push my body over that finish line and when I do cross it, it will be a wonderful feeling.”center_img The run is in its first official year and will see Brandon, who was also in the movie, ‘She’s The Man’, running alongside ten local people including Grenadian, Dennis Mason, who was raised in residential care and initiated A Run For Grenada.last_img read more