Why on earth is McDonald’s trying to be healthy?! I don’t treat my kids to McDonald’s often. It is not because I don’t want them to have it, but because I don’t feel like eating that mess. But, of course, it is one of their most favorite restaurants on earth so I let them have it every now and then. I have not been to McDonald’s in a while so you can imagine my SHOCK today when I found out that they made a little change to their happy meal in an effort to make it “healthier.” Um, excuse me, but does anyone eat at McDonald’s with the goal of eating good, nutritious food?
I make sure that my kids eat healthily, and for the most part (when they are not turning their noses up at it), they eat the fruit, vegetables, whole grains, organic, cage free, expensive food that I make them so when I take them to a place like McDonald’s I want them to be able to indulge in the full experience of all of the unhealthiness that McDonald’s has to offer.
Giving them a kid-sized fry (by the way there were approximately 10 fries in the box) and apple slices is not really going to make them any healthier, and I would even go as far to say it probably won’t put a dent in the whole childhood obesity epidemic. Limiting the amount of fries that you get in a happy meal is not going to change the eating habits of most Americans. In fact, it made this American quite annoyed. Leave my kids’ fries alone!!! McDonald’s should just stick to selling unhealthy meals with a cheap toy that moms throw away within 24 hours of receipt. I mean, really!?! What’s next?! Wendy will replace her frosty with chocolate soy non-fat frozen yogurt? I sure I hope I didn’t just give the machine any ideas!