If you've ever ordered a Big Mac and found yourself thinking "This would go really great with some carrot sticks," your dreams may have finally true!
McDonald's has announced that they are making some super-sized steps to try and make their menu a bit more healthy by offering fruit, veggies, and side salads as a substitution for french fries!
The fast food chain decided it was time to make a change in hopes of promoting better eating habits, especially with their advertisements aimed toward children!
McDonald's will still offer soda with Happy Meals, however, they will only have ads that show kid's meals with milk and juice. They will also try to make veggies and fruit more appealing by offering them in
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Children's childhoods are safe, as the ban on McDonald's Happy Meals in San Francisco (due to go in effect today) has a loophole that won't really effect the restaurant at all.
No, in fact, all McDonald's has to do is offer the same meal and offer the option of purchasing a toy to go with it — for 10 cents, which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House!
We here at fitperez.com are all about health, but we're also all about kids getting to experience their childhoods. One part of childhood is getting super excited about a Happy Meal once in a while!
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Because the promise of a toy is making the children fat!
The Center for Science in the Public Interest consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue McDonald's claiming that the fast food chain "unfairly and deceptively" markets the toys to children.
"McDonald's marketing has the effect of conscripting America's children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers, causing them to nag their parents to bring them to McDonald's," CSPI's Stephen Gardner says.
McDonald's has received this kind of criticism before and they have added healthier alternatives to their Happy Meals including apple dippers and lowfat milk.
Is a lawsuit really necessary?
Maybe the parents should be responsible for the amount of McDonald's their children are consuming?!
What do U think?
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Your time in Silicon Valley is up!
It is being reported that officials in Santa Clara County, California are looking to ban toys from being included in fast food meals. The logic is that toys make the high-calorie, low nutrition offerings too desirable for kids and if outlawed, will keep fast food out of their mouths.
If the ban is put into action, over a dozen fast food joints, including McDonalds, will be affected. It is the hope of officials that if passed, other areas of the country will follow.
A final vote will come down by the end of next month and the debate will raise one very important question:
Should this be a government issue or a parental one?
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