Southern California McDonald's® Restaurants Ring In The School Year With Free Breakfast For Students In Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade On September 4

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To help children start the new school year with great momentum, and stress the importance of children eating a wholesome breakfast every day, participating Southern California McDonald's® restaurants will offer one free full-size Fruit & Maple Oatmeal to students in kindergarten through eighth grade on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 6-9 a.m., while supplies last. To take advantage of this one-day offer, students are required to be accompanied by an adult when visiting a participating McDonald's restaurant in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

"It is essential that everyone eat a nutritious breakfast every day, yet often adults get by with a cup of coffee, a piece of toast or nothing at all," said Bonnie Modugno, MS, RD, consulting for Southern California McDonald's.  "For children, skipping breakfast will likely impact their learning at school and their performance in after-school activities. To ensure they eat well early in the day, the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is a great tasting breakfast choice that provides an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C at only 290 calories."

The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is freshly made with 100 percent natural whole grain oats and topped with about a half cup of real fruit, including a sweet and tangy medley of plump raisins, cranberries, and fresh red and green apples.

"McDonald's is committed to the well-being of children and to offering our customers the best quality, on-the-go food choices to meet their every day nutritional needs," said Michael Mangione, Jr., McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC).  "This back-to-school season we are excited to offer a hearty breakfast choice to children and help propel their academic success this new school year."  

For more information on the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and McDonald's "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices", visit www.McDonalds.com/changing.

MOASC is composed of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Follow us on Twitter: @McDonalds_SoCal.

Contact: Elicet Vega
              Porter Novelli
              (323) 762-2432
              elicet.vega@porternovelli.com

SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s



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