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This McDonald's Happy Meal Hasn't Been Touched In 6 Years

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that fast food is a less-than-optimal fuel for your body. But somehow, the fact that it takes so darn long to decompose ...

McDonald’s Makes Best Change Ever To Happy Meals -- But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Good News

The company that created the Hamburglar is stealing hearts. From Feb. 2 through 15, the prize inside of Happy Meals will be a book, according to medi...

Awesome Teen Takes Down Sexist 'Happy Meal' Toys

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 04.21.2014 | Teen

Here's some happy news about Happy Meals! Connecticut high school student Antonia Ayres-Brown has spent five years challenging the antiquated poli...

My Latest Embarrassing Parenthood Moment

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

My latest (by no means the first, and certainly not the last) embarrassing parenthood moment happened two weeks ago.

McDonald's UK Switches Out Happy Meal Toys For...

Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

McDonald's is replacing Happy Meal toys for books in the UK, according to the National Literary Trust. From today until February 7th, McDonald's w...

Context, Gender, and Why Riley's Right to Be Pissed Off About Toys

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Behavioral science has now shown us that many of the gender differences we habitually chalk up to biology or evolution aren't as set in stone as we assume.

Happy Meals To Include Less Fries, More Fruit

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living

We all know what's always included in a McDonald's Happy Meal: a burger or chicken nuggets, french fries, a toy, a soft drink. And fruit? McDonald'...

McDonald's: Endangering Americans For 56 Years

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

In the 56 April 15ths that have passed by since Ray Kroc's dream became a reality, McDonald's has coarsened our palates, expanded our waistlines, clogged our arteries, and brainwashed our children with toy-based marketing.

Ronald McDonald Returns To Commercials

Slashfood | Slashfood Editor, Posted Apr 4th 2011 @ 1:00PM | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

Apparently, the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated -- Ronald McDonald, the red-haired clown that's been the (silent) mouthpiece of the Gold...

America the Free?

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Robins

If there is any area where government should butt out, it's what people feed their children or themselves.

Josh Ozersky: San Francisco Happy Meal Ban Doesn't Go Far Enough

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Taking the toys out of Happy Meals does seem intrusive, even to many liberals. (A common reaction to the city legislators' ban: "Are they even allowed...

Should the U.S. Crack Down on Happy Meals?

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Josh Ozersky at Last week's elections may have seemed like a repudiation of liberalism, but the San Francisco board of supervisors appeared ...

San Francisco Bans The Happy Meal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

San Francisco has banned the Happy Meal, on the day of the return of the McRib no less. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors earlier today passed an...

Should McDonald's Happy Meals be Banned?

Damien Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Damien Hoffman

Santa Clara County, California is planning to ban the sale of toys and other promotions with McDonald's (MCD) Happy Meals. Is this ban a major benefit to society?

Consumer Group Threatens To Sue McDonald's For 'Unfairly And Deceptively' Marketing Happy Meals To Children

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Are the toys in your child's Happy Meal making him fat? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washingto...

Happy Meal Is Still Happy A Year Later: No Decay After A Year Sitting On Shelf

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Glancing at the two McDonald's Happy Meals pictured here, you may feel they look pretty much identical. Astonishingly, however, this is the same meal...

Cheap and Easy: Good Food in a Bad Recession

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elissa Altman

If the average dollar-conscious consumer has to choose between a $15 grilled cheese and a $5 Happy Meal -- meat with all the trimmings, fries, and an aircraft sized soda -- what will they pick?