National Heart Foundation Australia and McDonald's
In February 2007 the National Heart Foundation Australia announced that it had approved the use of its red tick by McDonald's Australia on nine of its meals.
In a media release announcing the decision, the Heart Foundation stated that the McDonald's Australia meals "stack up as nutritionally balanced main meals: less than two per cent saturated fat, virtually no trans fat, at least one serve (75g) of vegetables and provide less than a third of your daily energy needs." 
"If customers purchased a Tick approved Lean Beef Burger meal instead of a Big Mac, regular fries and Coke, they’ll get 70% less saturated fat, the equivalent of a third less salt and half the kilojoules," said Dr Lyn Roberts, the CEO of the Heart Foundation.(The media release was issued for the foundation by Growing Daily Communications.)
- Carol Nader, "$330,000 buys Maccas the tick of approval", The Age, February 6, 2007.
- Kelly Burke, "Want greens with that? Hearty McDonald's gets tick of approval", Sydney Morning Herald, February 6, 2007.
- Carol Nader, "Deal with the devil?", The Age, February 7, 2007.
- Kelly Burke, "Deal with fast food giant faces grilling", Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 2007.
- Shannon Staub, "Tick of Disapproval", Letter to the Editor, The Age, February 8, 2007.
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