McDonald's has joined the board of trustees at the Produce for Better Health Foundation and will join in the promotion of a "5 a Day" program to encourage consumers to include more fruits, vegetables and exercise in their lives.

McDonald's spokeswoman Lori Miller noted that this is the second education-focused pillar of the company's Balanced, Active Lifestyles promotion.

“Getting (PBH) involved helps make people more aware of the benefits of balancing diet and exercise and how to choose to eat more fruits and vegetables,” Miller said.

The collaboration should result in nutrition and exercise information made available on throughout the restaurants, new menu options that follow the 5 a Day program's guidelines and the inclusion of McDonald’s in PBH foodservice research projects.

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