Food Is Not Your Enemy


Happy Meal Toys To Be Banned?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is going after McDonald’s and demanding that they stop including toys in their Happy Meals, saying that these trinkets lure children into eating unhealthy food.

As with the ice cream truck wars, I have mixed feelings about this. Parents can simply say no to their kids and refuse to go to McDonald’s. But the problem is, too many parents don’t say no, because they don’t really see what the big deal is about eating there. It makes their kids happy, so why not?

The problem is that USDA scientists have found that people eat 500 more calories on days they consume fast foods compared with days they don’t. Eating just one fast-food meal per week WILL lead to weight gain over the course of the year.

So maybe we do need a crackdown here. There are regulations now about advertising junk foods to children on TV, after all. Isn’t including a Buzz Lightyear toy in a box with a fatty hamburger, fries, and a soda a way of advertising junk food to kids?

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