Published: Jan 03, 2011 7:15 PM EST
Updated: Jan 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla - McDonald’s kicked off the new year with the national introduction of its new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald’s first new breakfast offering since 2008.

“With McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, we’re offering a portable, affordable and balanced breakfast solution to help customers start their day right,” said senior director of nutrition Cindy Goody, Ph.D., MBA, R.D.

And as part of the debut of the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Southwest Florida will “Spread Warmth” on Wednesday, January 12, when net proceeds from Fruit & Maple Oatmeal sales that day will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Southwest Florida. RMHC of Southwest Florida creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties.