While I realize it's tough to put the words McDonald's and healthy into the same sentence, there was just something about ordering a chicken nugget kids meal with whole milk and apples that made me feel a little less guilty about feeding it to my child. Recently, McDonald's has made a change to their happy meals: "The New Happy Meal - With fruit in every one. See how we're changing. Together." Instead of giving parents the choice to either order fries or apples with each meal, McDonald's has decided to give a kid-sized fry and a smaller bag of apples with their meal. While this may be better for the kids whose parents have always just ordered fries with their meals, as a parent who has always only allowed my child to have apples and milk with their meal, I find this change to actually be a negative change. I quickly realized, I can just take out the fries, but now they only give about 4 slices of apple in each bag of apples, which they used to give about twice that amount. I wonder if they would allow me to order 2 bags of apples and no fry with my child's next kids meal. To me, it's worth a shot!
What do you think about this change? Do you think it will actually get more kids to eat "healthier" when getting a kids meal, or will those apples get tossed aside and thrown out?