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Happy Meals Get a Little Less Happy With Half the Fries

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Happy Meals may be a little more healthy but a little less happy now that McDonald's is cutting the number of fries kids get in half.
The New York Times reports restaurant officials announced July 26 the com...
McDonald's bows to concerns about nutrition by putting kids on tighter rations.

Ronald McDonald Makes a Comeback as Happy Meals Come Under New Fire

The clown is back. Credit: Getty Images
He's baaaack.
Just when you thought it was safe to eat a 510-calorie Quarter Pounder with cheese, the clown is back. McDonald's is bringing Ronald McDonald back to television and raising hi...
McDonald's presents Ronald as the clown about town.

Bah Humbug! Happy Meals Under Attack in Court

Happy Meal toys lure kids to life of obesity, a new lawsuit says. Credit: David Paul Morris, Getty Images Tell it to the judge, Ronald. A consumer watchdog group -- on behalf of a mom who says her kids nag her until she lets them ...Are Happy Meals making kids fat? This lawsuit says, yes.

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 Bans Toys in Some Fast-Food Kids Meals

A Happy Meal at a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco. Credit: AP
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's a happy moment for people who see the Happy Meal as anything but.
San Francisco has become the first major American city to prohibit fast...
It's a happy moment for people who see the Happy Meal as anything but.

Report: Fast-Food Chains Increase Targeting Our Kids

At least the Happy Meal toy doesn't have any calories. Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images You might have thought that with all the finger-pointing and concerns over childhood plumpness, America's fast-food industry would be trying ...You might have thought that with all the finger-pointing and concerns over childhood plumpness, America's fast- food industry would be trying to reduce the gut-busting, calorie-loaded, fat-filled offerings on their menus and the kid-targeted advertising. Not so.

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.

McDonald's, Wendy's Kids Meals Top Physician Group's Least Wanted List

Maybe you should rethink dinner tonight ... Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
McDonald's calls it a Mighty Kids Meal. But really, kids, how mighty are you going to be when your arteries are clogged and you've lost all feeling on the lef...

Breast-Feeding Moms Serve McDonald's an Order of Protest, Super-Sized

Moms protested McDonald's after a breast-feeding mom was kicked out. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle, onion on a ... whoa, Nellie! Visitors at a McDonald's in Phoenix on Aug. 2...

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...

Group Will Sue McDonald's Over Happy Meal Toys

Without toys, will Happy Meals be a little less happy? Credit: David McNew, Getty Images
WASHINGTON (AP) - Are the toys in your child's Happy Meal making him fat? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washington-base...

Fast Food Calorie Counts Lead Parents to Better Choices

Good news for moms and dads in the fight against childhood obesity: It turns out when calories are listed in fast food places, parents make better choices, according to a recent study. When calorie information about menu items is listed, parents...

Chicken: Safe or Scary?

Choosing the right chicken means better flavor and better quality. Credit: thebittenword.com, Flickr
We've been hearing for years that we should cut down on the amount of red meat we eat. Since these exhortations began, Americans have largely bee...

The Happy Meal Turns 30

The McDonald's Happy Meal is turning 30. Introduced in 1979, this staple of kid-friendly fast-food is now as recognizable as the McDonald's brand itself. The idea of the Happy Meal is so simple: A hamburger, fries and soda served in a cardboard box w...

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