In Australia, just one per cent of purchases are from McDonald's healthy range of foods. The research, conducted by the Cancer Council, is the first to confirm that healthy options are rarely being purchased by eat-in diners.
    ''Australians are mainly purchasing unhealthy fast foods, despite healthier options being available in fast food stores,'' the authors said in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
    More people are choosing a salad over fries with their burger but fries are still the most popular choice.