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Do you take your child to McDonalds for the toys?
I'm always surprised by how many kids I teach seem to regularly eat at McDonald's. I'm surprised because I didn't grow up eating at McDonald's and to this day I don't quite get what the allure is.
I didn't need to read Fast Food Nation or watch Supersize Me to be convinced that nutrition at McDonald's is entirely lacking, albeit they have tried with their recent introduction of salads and such.
But the thing that really gets me is that the children want to go there not because of the french fries or the burgers. They go because of the toys. And their parents seem to take them, routinely buying the happy meals that come equipped with toys invariably linked to movies, in a genius marketing campaign.
Do you take your child to McDonald's? If you do, why do you go?