July 18, 2017

McDonald’s has no place in a hospital

McDonald’s is driving a public health crisis, yet still has eleven stores inside hospitals in the U.S.

This isn’t just absurd: It’s deadly.

McDonald’s uses its association with these hospitals to give its brand a halo of healthfulness, obscuring its role in driving skyrocketing rates of diseases like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

But here’s the good news: People like you have raised your voices and moved more than a dozen hospitals to end or not renew their contracts with McDonald’s! And right now, we have an opportunity do the same with another: Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Take a moment right now to urge Harris Health System’s Board of Trustees to end the hospital’s contract with McDonald’s.

Ben Taub Hospital’s contract with McDonald’s expires at the end of September. The board could make a decision to extend the hospital’s contract with McDonald’s during its July 27 meeting next week. We need to make our voices heard right now!

Last year, thousands of you urged Grady Memorial Hospital — the largest in Georgia — to cut ties with McDonald’s. And you succeeded! Grady dropped the fast food chain. In fact, when we started this campaign 24 hospitals housed a McDonald’s store. Together, we’ve cut that number in half. We’re making a huge difference together, and we can’t stop now. It’s within our power to make McDonald’s in hospitals a thing of the past.

Sign the petition urging Ben Taub Hospital to cut ties with McDonald’s now!

Thank you for all you do to protect public health.


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