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Chaot...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I think it is a good idea although it is terrible that it is necessary. Most kids only want the happy meal because of the toy and the food is not very nutritious!  I think more parents would think before they bought the fast food if there wasn't a toy to get their kid quiet with. I hope that doesn't sound too judgemental..lol

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dancer
Nov. 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM

There r healthy choices people can make like they can have apple dippers instead of fries!  I don't get how the toys r a problem!  R they eating the toys!!!!!!  I work for McDonalds for a long time and this is just stupid!!  We have alot of healthy choices,4 different kinds of salads,fruit and yogurt parfaits,fruit and walnut salad.  We also have white milk,chocolate milk,bottled water and non-carbonated drinks like fruit topia,orange hi-c.  Don't  go saying the toys r making people fat!!! I'm sorry,that is stupid!!!!

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runne...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

dancer-I don't think people are saying the toys are making people fat. It's more that the toys are a type of advertising targeting young kids for an unhealthy meal (typical happy meal is usually fries, a burger and chicken nuggets)  I do love that McD's has healthier options now, but for what it's worth fruit topia and orange hi-c are just as bad as soda, just un carbonated, LOL!

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runne...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM

excuse me , burger OR nuggets, not both :)

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pair-...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM

WOW....

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Momma...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 2:14 PM

I don't understand how people feel that their choices at McDonalds is healthy. I tried their "apples" and I thought I was eating wax. It had no flavor and it left an empty feeling as if it didn't have any sort of nutrition. And he begs to go to McDonalds. He refuses to eat the food and just wants the toy. 

I have gotten to the point where I am ready to ban McDonalds in my own home. I am wasting money on horrible food that my son won't eat (he eats everything)  for a toy that isn't worth the money. I end up donating the toys to a second hand store or they will overflow his toy box.

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MOMMY...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 2:33 PM

I think its probably a good thing ...most kids only want the meals for the toy anyway .

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Heath...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 2:46 PM

It doesn't affect me, so I have no say. We have eaten MCD's like maybe 2 times in the past 6 months.. and neither of those times did we get happy meals.   While I commend them for their "healthier" options... they really aren't. 

 

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parri...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I personally don't care about the ruling but there are some think this is government control.... you know like making us switch to energy efficient light bulbs too. **eye roll** What's this world coming to? All in fun ladies...

Parents shouldn't buy those meals on a regular basis, if they do shame on them. Ick.

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flitp...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I don't think the toys should be banned. Sure, it's a gimmick but the kids are not in control of what you buy. We have fast food occasionally. Friday or Saturday usually ends up a junk food day and since we eat well the rest of the week, anything goes that day (within reason obviously). 

I don't think there's any version of healthy at McDonald's but I don't go there for healthy. I go there for fried things. Why bully the company because people have no self control?

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