Healthier Happy Meals?

In an effort to offer healthier meals to children, McDonalds plans to decrease the portion of French fries and include a fruit or vegetable serving in each of its Happy Meals.

The company, which has been under pressure from health advocacy groups to offer healthier food to children, rolled out a list of changes in July 2011.

French fry holders will be reduced from 2.4 ounces to 1.1. The company tried cutting fries from kids’ meals entirely, but customers objected.

Side dishes will include apple slices, carrots, raisins, pineapple slices or mandarin oranges. The type of side dish will depend on the season and region.

The changes took effect in September 2011.


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