Would You Like a Mandatory Serving of Apples With That?
McDonald’s has taken some initiative to reform the Happy Meal. When I was a kid in the 90s, the Happy Meal consisted of a small soda (often refillable), burger or chicken nuggets, and french fries. Since then, it has undergone some drastic changes. Keep reading to see the reform, and tell us: is it enough? Everyone is talking about it today: McDonald’s has announced that the Happy Meal is changing. Instead of serving the entree (hamburger or nuggets), small french fries, and a drink, they are adding a new item to the list.
Apple slices are being added to every Happy Meal without parents even asking for them. The serving of french fries is also being reduced.
McDonald’s wants people to eat healthier, even if they’re not willing to make healthier choices when ordering food. There are many reasons to take such an initiative one of which is looming legislature that targets fast food chains like McDonald’s. Some of these include banning toys and advertising from kids’ meals.
You tell us: Do you think adding apples to McDonald’s kids’ meals is enough? Or do Happy Meals and fast food in general need a complete makeover?