26 Jul '11, 10pm

McDonald’s to Offer Healthier Happy Meal, Wins Michelle Obama’s Praise

McDonald’s to Offer Healthier Happy Meal, Wins Michelle Obama’s Praise

In an effort to change its reputation as a bastion of bad health, fast-food giant McDonald’s is pairing french fries with apples — sans the caramel dipping sauce — as the standard side in Happy Meals. Additionally, the size of the fries will be reduced to 1.1 ounces from the current 2.4 to make room for the fruit. These combined changes will lower the overall calorie content by 20 percent, to around 600 calories total for the meal, which will still include a hamburger, cheeseburger or chicken nuggets and a drink. Although apples will be the featured healthy item in each meal, depending on season and availability, carrots, raisins, pineapples and oranges could also be included. McDonald’s estimates that these changes could save an approximately 49 billion calories in the diets of American children each year . First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement praising the resta...

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