But I bet they'll be back.
It's great business for the food industry to state directly (like Coca-Cola's Global Energy Balance briefly tried to) or indirectly that exercise excuses (or balances) a crappy diet.
Though exercise is the world's best drug, as I've noted, it's not a weight loss drug, and though exercise absolutely mitigates the risks of both weight and likely diet too, that McDonald's believes fitness trackers to be a Happy Meal draw is worrisome.
It's worrisome because McDonald's belief that kids and their parents would see the activity trackers as both incentive and permission to eat there suggests that society is well and fully bought into the notion that exercise trumps diet.
So too does the much lauded scheme floated a few months ago that foods fronts-of-packages be festooned with "activity equivalent labeling".
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