WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Weight Watchers has given its seal of approval to some McDonald's items -- including Filet-O-Fish and Chicken McNuggets.
But so far at least, it appears to apply only in New Zealand. The Weight Watchers director for New Zealand and Australia says the idea is to show that "you can enjoy life ... while still achieving your weight loss goals."
Filet-O-Fish, Chicken McNuggets and Sweet Chilli Seared Chicken Wrap will be worth 6.5 points each under the Weight Watchers program.
The senior adviser to the Australian Obesity Policy Coalition says what it's all about is sales. She says it implies that such food, which is often high in fat and salt, is healthy.
McDonald's New Zealand says it knows of no plans to expand the partnership to other countries.
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