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
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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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