Kids aren’t going to be too happy about this!!
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group, is suing McDonald’s and demanding that they remove the toys from happy meals. They claim that McDonald’s is violating California law by making the meals too appealing to kids and putting children on a track to obesity.
The advocacy group is representing Monet Parham, who was apparently coerced into buying happy meals by McDonald’s:
Said the group:
“Because of McDonald’s marketing, [her daughter] Maya has frequently pestered Parham into purchasing Happy Meals, thereby spending money on a product she would not otherwise have purchased.”
We HIGHLY doubt that they’ll win this lawsuit. It seems crazy that they could prevent McDonald’s from putting toys in happy meals! Happy meals are obviously unhealthy, but parents have a choice in whether or not their kids eat them!
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