This photo appears on McDonald's employee resource site, urging employees to not eat fast food. (mcdonalds.mynurturlife.com)
McDonald's employees are being told via an online employee handbook that they shouldn't eat fast food, including the kind they prepare at the chain restaurants.
"While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight," the site reads.
NBC first uncovered the contradictory advice in an article published Monday, noting that officials with the company said third-party content is used on the employee resource site and it will be adjusted accordingly.
On that site, there's a special section for fast food in the "Health Encyclopedia," which advises employees on diet and exercise.
Another quote from that section reads "In general, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels."
It also offers tips on choosing healthier options at a fast food restaurant. It suggests choosing fruits and vegetables over fries or onion rings, eating smaller portions and knowing the calorie count of your meal.
This isn't the first time the McResource Line site has come under fire. Earlier this month NBC published an article detailing information in the "tipping" section, which gave employees advice on appropriately tipping au pairs, personal trainers, dog walkers and other luxuries many of the minimum-wage employees can't afford.