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A Happy Meal A Day…

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‎”Critics wasted no time complaining that McDonald’s changes don’t go far enough.”

Of course they did.

An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But when you put it in a Happy Meal, it might help keep regulators at bay too. McDonald’s on Tuesday said that it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of French fries in its children’s meal boxes beginning this fall, effectively taking away consumers’ current choice between either having apples with caramel dip or fries as a Happy Meal side.

The move by McDonald’s, which has become a leader in moving from just burgers and fries to more nutritious fare like oatmeal and salads, comes as fast food chains face intense scrutiny from health officials and others who blame the industry for childhood obesity and other health-related problems. Some municipalities, including San Francisco, have even banned fast food restaurants from selling kids’ meals with toys.

Critics wasted no time complaining that McDonald’s changes don’t go far enough. Kelle Louaillier, executive director of a group called Corporate Accountability International, said McDonald’s is just trying to get ahead of impending regulations that will restrict the marketing of junk food to children and require restaurants to post nutrition information on menus, among other changes.

If McDonald’s wants to include healthier options in its menu, then yay. It’s the consumer’s choice whether to eat that greasy shit. And judging from the obesity rates of this country, it appears that the dumbmasses have spoken.

I can’t remember the last time I ate at a McDonald’s, but if someone wants to chow down on quarter pounders then that is his choice. I know the argument about, “Well this type of lifestyle results in higher health care costs for everyone.” True, but if each person was responsible for his health insurance then people would pay for the poor lifestyle choices they make.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Posted in News

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