Happy Meal toys are targeted once again in a lawsuit against McDonaldÂ’s. Monet Parham, a mother of two, is worried about her children's health "and feel that McDonald's should be a very limited part of their diet and their childhood experience.Â”
While this may be a challenge, if children are continually directed to healthier food choices, then they will eventually quit asking to go to McDonaldÂ’s. Where is the parental backbone? It is obvious that McDonald's is targeting children with their Happy Meals, but it is not the fast-food chain's fault that children are becoming obese. Parents need to be parents and tell their little darlings Â“No!Â” After all, isn't it the parents that drive their children to McDonald's to eat?
The class action lawsuit was filed by Parham in December in the city of San Francisco. According to the source, the Happy Meal lawsuit Â“alleges McDonald's uses toys as bait to get children to favor nutritionally poor meals, a non-profit group says.Â”
While apple dippers and low-fat milk are now options instead of French fries and sodas, most children will opt for the latter, which are higher calorie options. Steve Gardner is the litigation director for the CSPI. He stated that Â“A Happy Meal of a cheeseburger, fries and a Sprite has 640 calories, 7 grams of saturated fat, and nine teaspoons of sugar.Â”
Yes. The Happy Meal has a whole lot of calories, but again, parents can tell their children to get the apple dippers and low-fat milk.
This McDonald's lawsuit is just another means of raking money from the money-grubbing fast food chain. Lawsuits such as these are quite unnecessary and frivolous.
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