In an unusual move, Weight Watchers has allowed McDonald’s in New Zealand to use its logo on their menu boards and tray mats. In addition, three of its meals will be stamped with the Weight Watchers’ stamp of approval.
These meals: Chicken McNuggets, Filet-O-Fish, and Sweet Chili Seared Chicken Wrap are each given 6.5 points by Weight Watchers. These points are used by the followers of this diet program to determine the amount of food they would intake in a day. The McDonald’s staff have been trained to prepare the meals "more consistently."
The six-piece Chicken McNuggets and Filet-O-Fish meals include a side salad and a choice of a diet drink or water. Meanwhile, the chicken wrap only comes with either diet drink or water.
Nutritionists, however, are skeptical about this partnership, especially when people go to fast food such as McDonald’s for hamburgers and fries. Diets based on McDonald’s, however, is nothing new.
Expect this partnership to spread worldwide, as Australia will be the next country to provide WW-approved meals for McDonald’s.