McDonald’s Plans To Make Happy Meals Healthier Worldwide By 2022
Booooo! Happy Meals are suppose to be (somewhat) unhealthy.
By Cody Briana on February 15, 2018
Booooo! Happy Meals are suppose to be (somewhat) unhealthy. No, I don’t have kids. I’m just thinking back to when I ate Happy Meals and enjoyed their greasy deliciousness. Maybe it’s time I accept my childhood is over. McDonald’s announced a plan to make kids meals more nutritious by the end of 2022, USA Today reports.
The goal is to have at least 50% of Happy Meals listed on menus worldwide capped at 600 calories, 10% of calories coming from saturated fat, 650 mg sodium and 10% of calories coming from added sugar. By June, 100% of Happy Meals in the U.S. will hit those targets and 78% will meet the sodium criterion.
McDonald’s will also only make cheeseburgers available in Happy Meals if requested. In addition, they’re reducing the fries size that comes with the 6-piece Chicken McNuggets, cutting the amount of added sugar in chocolate milk, and adding bottled water as a featured beverage choice. What do you think?
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