McDonald’s Makes Happy Meals More Healthy!

July 26, 2011
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The Happy Meal is headed for a nutrition overhaul.

Bowing to pressure that its kids’ meals haven’t been healthful enough, McDonald’s will downsize french fries and put a fresh fruit or veggie in every Happy Meal.

Apple slices have long been an option with the Happy Meal. But the problem has been that parents have to ask for them in lieu of french fries. That’s about to change.

via Bowing To Pressure, McDonald’s Makes Happy Meals More Healthful : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

WOW.. letting your voice be heard truly works, huh? Would this satisfy those who feel like we shouldn’t take away choice?  Does this appease  health advocates?

As  someone who has a problem with marketing unhealthy food to young children, this is a baby step that I embrace. We have a long way to go, but I appreciate the effort.

What do you think?

2 Responses to McDonald’s Makes Happy Meals More Healthy!

  1. July 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I guess this is like of Food Revolution when Jamie Oliver got the schools to stop serving chocolate milk, kids did drink white milk.

    However, this is McDonald’s. A Happy Meal with no fries? I’m not smiling 🙁

    • July 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      HA.. they just reduced the amount of fries. Baby steps. 🙂

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