I just don't get it but apparently, the Washington State PTA has entered into a partnership with....McDonalds.
WASHINGTON STATE PTA PARTNERS WITH MCDONALDS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING
Washington State PTA and the Washington-based
owner/operators of McDonald’s franchises have entered into a partnership
agreement for the purpose of promoting healthy eating by kids. There
are approximately 14,000 people employed in more than
285 McDonalds restaurants located in Washington, with 84% of the
restaurants being locally owned and operated.
Responding to both public
comments and changing customer tastes, McDonalds has recently expanded
its menu to include a number of lower-calorie and more nutritional
items, and of course promoting child health and wellbeing is a core
value of Washington State PTA.
Under the agreement, McDonalds will be a
platinum level sponsor at the Washington State PTA’s 100th Convention
next May, and its exhibit booths will feature some of the recent
additions to its menu. McDonald’s owner/operators also offer
opportunities for local PTAs to conduct McTeachers Night fundraisers or
other events at their restaurants.
For myself, this is just one more indication of the Washington State PTA going off the rails (or following the money whereever it goes and whoever will give it to them). I think that given the childhood obesity levels in this country, it is not worth it.
Oh, and teacher, do you want to be a "McTeacher"?