McDonald’s to give free fruit with every Happy Meal

July 27th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) McDonald’s has announced that they will start giving fruits for every Happy Meal purchased from April of 2012. The famous eatery has been criticized for years for serving unhealthy food to children.

Over the years, McDonald’s have given free toy to children who patronized their food. For thirty years that the company engaged in that campaign, it proved to be a huge success. The company came under fire for tricking children to eat junk food by enticing them with toys. After a lot of pressure from health-conscious organizations, McDonald’s has given in.

At the beginning of the year, a total of about 550 US health officials added their voice for McDonald’s to stop its toy giveaway campaign.

McDonald’s say the new move will affect all 14,000 outlets in the United States. McDonald’s also announced that they will reduce the amount of calories in their fries. UK McDonald’s announced that it is possible they will copy the move.

A spokesperson of McDonald’s UK announced that, “Looking ahead we will learn from the moves made by our business in the U.S. and continue to listen to our own customers to inform any future changes that we may make.”

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