Here is the article on how the fast food chains are removing soda from the kid meal choices on their menus. http://diatribe.org/wendys-makes-major-move-r...
This is all well and good, I suppose. But the fact that they offer juice and chocolate milk doesn't really bode much better except that there might be a little more nutritional value in that. Those items are still loaded with sugar, though hopefully no HFCS. And then you couple it with a burger and fries…well, you get the picture.
I do get it. It does help, but until we really get people to understand the facts about what they are eating, it's all kind of a mute point, at least in my book. I am not faulting the fast food companies. We choose to eat there, we are not forced. However, ignorance is a great tool for them. If more people knew or understood what they are putting in their bodies, it might be a different story.
Growing up, McDonald's was a once in a while treat. Not an everyday or even weekly occurrence. No wonder we are so messed up. A Kid's meal has too much of everything for an adult, much less a child.
Here is a Happy Meal Nutritional Info:
Calories in McDonalds Happy Meal (Chzburger,sm fries, milk)
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 28.0 g
Saturated Fat 10.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 50.0 mg
Sodium 1,020.0 mg
Potassium 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 75.0 g
Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
Sugars 18.0 g
Protein 25.0 g
What do you think? Will it make a difference?
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