Nutritionists and educators are having trouble swallowing McDonald's sponsorship of an online math program, the Guardian reports. The tutoring program, available free to schools and students across Australia, features the golden arches logo on its front page. Australia's government commended McDonald's for providing the resource, but critics see it as nothing more than a marketing campaign, notes the Australia News Network.
McDonald's "should stick to making hamburgers and the government should stick to educating children," said an education spokesman from an opposition party. Queensland blocked the launch of the program, saying it was "inappropriate for public servants to endorse products."