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Are Happy Meal Ads Too Tempting for Children?

Do Happy Meals ads work too well? Credit: Eric Risberg, AP The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit claiming that McDonald's Happy Meal ads are simply too tempting for children. The advertising, according to ...The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit claiming that McDonald's Happy Meal ads are simply too tempting for children.

San Francisco Lawmakers Take the 'Happy' Out of McDonald's Kids' Meals

A proposed city ordinance in San Francisco would require the giant hamburger chain to either stop putting little toys for kids in those Happy Meal boxes, or otherwise make them healthier by adding fruit and vegetable portions and limiting calories....No toys for you! San Francisco moves to ban kids' toys from fast food meals.

Hey, Kid, Order Breakfast and Burger King Will Give You a Toy

Burger King is now offering kids the most important meal of the day. Credit: Paul Sakuma, AP
Burger King's new breakfast menu for children comes with a little piece of molded plastic. And no, it's not one of the food items. Burger King want...

Opinion: Happy Meal Toy Lawsuit Is Out to Lunch

Will banning Happy Meal toys make kids eat healthier? Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
Fighting childhood obesity is a good thing. Unfortunately, some folks are too focused on the toys in our kids' hands rather than the unhealthy food i...

11-Year-Old $11K Richer After Selling Happy Meals Collection

You know all those annoying little toys that come with Happy Meals at McDonald's? If you're like me, you've probably got some rolling around under the seat of your car right now. Before you fish them out and toss them, you might want to reconsider. A...

Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toy Makes Debut

Major announcement for all you Hello Kitty fanatics and collectors: The famous feline is making her debut as a McDonald's Happy Meal toy watch. Right now through February 26.
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Say goodbye to happy (meal) report cards

Remember the Florida school district that paid for the printing of their report cards by selling ad space on the envelopes to McDonald's? Apparently more parents came forward as being opposed to the deal and, with the help of The Campaign for a Comme...

Happy meals for happy report cards

Not every youngster understands that good grades are their own reward -- I certainly didn't when I was in school. So in order to give kids and incentive they can really sink their teeth into, a lot of parents offer a treat as reward for a good report...

Where old toys go to die

My dog, Daisy, destroyed another toy today. She does that a lot, chewing on her toys until there is nothing left but tiny pieces of rubber and rope. When this happens, I toss the toy into the garbage and that's the end of it. I'll replace it at some ...

More weird stuff in Happy Meals

It wasn't all that long ago that a grandma found some prophylactics in her granddaughter's Happy Meal, and today those fast-food goody-boxes get even happier -- this time, with pot. A Chicago couple were more than a little unhappy when their 8-year-...

McDonald's Happy Meals spreading bad science

Mark Frauenfelder, creator of the insanely popular blog, Boing Boing, noticed something a little odd on a McDonald's Happy Meal bag. A sentence underneath a leaping girl reads: "You can jump 6 times higher in space." As Mark notes, and anyone with ...

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