Under Pressure, McDonald's Adds Apples to Kids Meals
"The automatic inclusion of a quarter-cup of apples—without McDonald's customary caramel dipping sauce—and the dialed-back fries are the company's latest moves to fend off more regulation of what kids eat."
Happy Meal Comparison
Comparing the nutritional values of current and future Happy Meals containing four chicken nuggets and a child-sized cup of Coca-Cola:
Happy Meal with 2.4. oz. fries
- Calories: 520
- Total Fat: 23g (35%)*
- Sodium: 570mg (24%)
- Total Carbohydrates: 69g (23%)
- Vitamin C: 10%
Happy Meal with apple slices and 1.1 oz. fries
- Calories: 410
- Total Fat: 17g (26%)
- Sodium: 440mg (18%)
- Total Carbohydrates: 58g (19%)
- Vitamin C: 160%
* Percent of daily value for 2,000-calorie diet
The bottom line is this: parents still need to model healthy eating habits, but this is a step in the right direction.
Would you like fries with that?