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    Default McDonalds offering cash back to schools

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/pa...16-13g93h.html

    I don't mind my kids having Macca's occasionally but after the recent lunchbox thread, I don't think Macca's has a place in schools. It's a very clever marketing ploy on their behalf, but one I think that will ultimately fail.

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    It's not really that out of the ordinary is it? My school had macca's days even when I was in primary school.
    My kids school has a pizza day once a term. Surely it's all the same? Prehaps not the cashback part of it though.

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    no different to Subway/Pizza Hut days at school. At the end of the day you don't ''have'' to buy it which is the bonus.

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    I don't think it's a huge deal if it happens at a school say once a year.

    However, Maccas is the kind of food that is best eaten hot and fresh, I can't imagine it'll be too appetising after being made, transported and finally given to the children to eat

    If McDonalds really care about the local schools, why don't they just make no-strings-attached donations? Selling bulk quantities of food to schools, despite the rebate, just doesn't make them look good IMO.

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    I do find it a cynical target marketing ploy ... but its no different to coke or cadburys doing the same thing (not that I think thats ok either)

    I dont agree with marketing to children. I dont agree with normalising Macca's as appropriate school lunch ...

    thats not saying that teachers/school shouldnt have a end-of-term party with party-type food ... but I dont think its ok that we allow huge marketing conglomerates who actively target children to undertake this kind of marketing program.

    Its not about the choice to buy it - its about their choices in how to market it

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    I wonder do the principals have the authority to agree to this kind of "sponsorship" or does the p and c have a say ?

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    The school my DD1 was at the last 2yrs had 2 maccas fundraising nights at the local mcdonalds night where families were encouraged to eat there between 6&8pm and a percentage of the profits went to the school.

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    I had NO idea schools have pizza and maccas days! I have never ever heard of this before. :-/

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    Yeh no schools I know or have been too had them either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I had NO idea schools have pizza and maccas days! I have never ever heard of this before. :-/
    This.... Tbh, I'm a big food snob, and I would withdraw my child from a school that offered fast food for lunch...

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