In an effort to distract customers from their menu's heavy calorie count, McDonald's locations in Southern California are handing out a free bag of apple slices to costumed kids under 12.
California parents looking to get their kids a healthy snack on Halloween can take their young ones to McDonald’s in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.
Michael Mangione Jr., president of the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California, explained the promotion aims to highlight the new-and-improved Happy Meal offerings, saying:
“We’re excited to offer this nutritious treat for children this Halloween season. This giveaway is another example of our commitment to children’s well being and part of our broader effort to educate children and their parents on the benefits of fruits and vegetables.”
We're not sure if kids will be thrilled to get a bag of apples on Halloween (or anything other than candy, for that matter), but we're happy to hear that McDonald's is trying to introduce kids to healthier food.