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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Firms That Don't Keep Wellness Commitments

McDonald's and Dole Foods didn't keep public wellness commitments they made to California officials, a lawmaker reported.

According to an article in the Sacramento Bee,
..[A] review [of pledges made by companies to carry out wellness efforts in California] by the staff of state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, found that few companies honored by the governor at his summit had fulfilled their commitments.

Padilla, who earlier this year chaired a Senate panel that looked into the issue, cited McDonald's Corp. and Dole Food Co. as examples.

McDonald's pledged to print healthy eating messages on tray liners, while Dole Food Co. said it would provide portable salad bars to 50 California schools. On Tuesday, Padilla's staff said neither company had fulfilled its commitments.

The failure of McDonald's and Dole to carry out wellness programs has been reported on previously in the Bee.

That's makes a good lesson to anyone: If you make a commitment to public wellness programs, follow through. Especially if you get honored by the Governor for making that commitment.

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