McDonald’s is changing the face of breakfast in the fast food industry.  On December 2nd, McDonald’s previewed it’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal.  The “First Taste: Simple Joy of Mornings” event was held at an Upper East Side McDonald’s, that was hosted by lifestyle maven Bevy Smith, Jeannie Mai, host of Style Network’s “How Do I Look,” and Laura Posada, author of, “Fit Home Team and The Beauty of Love.

McDonald's Healthy Oatmeal

Cindy Goodman, McDonald’s U.S. Senior Director of Nutrition, worked with a team of chefs to created a breakfast that is not only great tasting, but also provides two-thirds of the daily recommended amount of whole grains. The fruit and maple oatmeal is packed with, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and iron.

McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

The oatmeal is topped with diced red and green apples, dried cranberries, two types of sweet raisins, real cream and brown sugar. It is also available without brown sugar.

McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, and a McCafe Carmel Mocha are available anytime of the day, not just for breakfast.

The McCafe Caramel Mocha is now available nationwide, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal will be available across the country beginning January 3, 2011.

Cafe Mocha

Smith, Mai and Posada shared their secrets on achieving a wonderful morning through fashion presentations, beauty,  and fitness tips all with a Oatmeal and Caramel Mocha twist!

Laura Posada

Laura’s tips for a healthy family lifestyle.

1. Make your family feel that they are part of a team and have a say in the decisions that are being made.

2. Get your family organized – First, in fitness, ensure that sporting goods, props, toys and safety gear are in place; and second, in the kitchen take stock of all of the required necessisties from ingredients to tools. A family that is ready on both of these fronts, is ready to be collectively healthy.

3. Teach your family the nature of commitment, and what it means to make up your mind about something.

Bevy Smith

Bevy’s tips for improving your style.

1. Warm up your fashion palette – slip into rich velvet, carmel wool and chunky oatmeal colored sweaters.

2. Indulge in a festive pair of cranberry-colored shoes or an espresso hued bootie.

3. Use trends a template when shopping.  But when putting together YOUR LOOK, make sure it reflects who YOU are and no one else.

Jeannie Mai, Fashion Stylist

Jeannie’s tips for enhancing your look.

1. Accentuate your natural features with blushing pink cheeks, rosy red lips, and plush warm layers to show off your curves.

2. When it comes to winter, more is so more.  Layers, furs and leathers can help to make any look glamorous and festive.

3. Balance your outfit with accessories.  Have fun with your accessories, choose big bold rings, chunky necklaces, and bracelets.

Photos provided by Burrell Communications.  Product information provided by McDonald’s.