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These McDonald's, KFC, Domino's And Nando's Meals Could Be Banned Following 'Calorie Cap'

These McDonald's, KFC, Domino's And Nando's Meals Could Be Banned Following 'Calorie Cap'

We all love a cheeky Nando's, but your regular choice from the menu could potentially become a thing of the past if the new NHS 'calorie cap' is given the green light.

The proposal is for a cap of around 951 calories per meal, which might mean that fast-food fan favourites could be scrapped.

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Dame Sally Davies, the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, has made the suggestions in a bid to tackle the UK's much-discussed obesity epidemic.

Dame Sally Davies prepared the report into child obesity. Credit: PA
Dame Sally Davies prepared the report into child obesity. Credit: PA

In the final report, Davies warned that we are 'nowhere near' solving childhood obesity and put forward a number of recommendations.

These included banning food and drink from trains and buses, adding VAT to unhealthy food (meaning that the extra cash can be used to make fruit and vegetables cheaper for people to buy), only offering water and milk as drinks for children in nurseries or schools, and ending the marketing and sale of junk food at major sporting events and concerts.

Yes, that last bit includes pies at the football.

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So could this signal the death knell for some of our favourite fast-food treats?

Certain Domino's pizzas could be a thing of the past. Credit: PA
Certain Domino's pizzas could be a thing of the past. Credit: PA

This could have an impact on popular KFC meals like the Fillet Box, the Big Daddy Meal box meal, the Zinger Stacker Box Meal and the Zinger Stacker Meal.

When it comes to McDonald's, the cap could mean curtains for items such as the Double Quarter Pounder with cheese and fries, the French Stack and fries, the Italian Stack and fries, and the Swiss Stack and fries, among others.

We might have to say goodbye to the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and fries. Credit: McDonald's
We might have to say goodbye to the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese and fries. Credit: McDonald's

Over at Nando's, a chicken burger and PERi chips might become a no-go, as well as other items such as 12 PERi-PERi chicken wings and PERi chips.

When it comes to Domino's, as you'd imagine, most of the pizzas pass the 951 calorie limit - although that's arguably a given, since food from the pizza chain is usually shared.

All the best places could be affected. Credit: PA
All the best places could be affected. Credit: PA

Speaking to The Sun, Davies said we are now in the 'last chance saloon' in terms of the obesity epidemic, and explained that ministers would be failing kids unless they took 'bold action'.

Discussing the possibility of a calorie cap, UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls told The Daily Star: "A blanket cap on calories for all portions of food and drink consumed out-of-home sounds like a knee-jerk and unfair measure."

McDonald's hit back saying the obesity issue is 'shared responsibility'. Credit: PA
McDonald's hit back saying the obesity issue is 'shared responsibility'. Credit: PA

On its website, McDonald's says: "McDonald's believes that the national obesity issue is a shared responsibility, and a complex one. The company's starting point has been to look at recipe improvements and providing parents with all the nutritional facts.

"That's why McDonald's has been committed to lowering the salt, sugar and fat levels in Happy Meal menu items over recent years, whilst being careful not to undermine the taste.

"Along with this, there's been improved nutritional information included on most packaging and the backs of all tray liners in restaurants."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Food, News, Nando's, KFC, McDonald's, Domino's

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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