McDonald's toys vrs healthy snacks

snacks - Healthy snacks for children
United States
October 4, 2010 9:05pm CST
For so so many years we have looked forward to going to McDonald's to get our toys in our happy meals. This is something that our children look forward to now. Should McDonalds have to give up toys for healthy snacks. Should that be the parent's choice? What do you think? This was something a co worker asked me?
2 responses
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
5 Oct 10
McDonald's offers healthy options to go with the kids' meals--milk and apple slices, for example. I think many people go to McDonalds and other fast-food restaurants way too often, but sometimes this type of food is all young kids will eat. For instance, the only way we could get my older son to eat meat of any kind when he was small was to entice him with the happy meal toy. Now, because we didn't stress over it, and took him to McDonald's once a month, he eats real meat. We don't eat there as much any more, but it sure provided a valuable service a few years ago! So, no, I don't think McDonald's should be forced to give up providing toys, it should be up to the parents whether to go there to begin with (and whether to buy a happy meal or something else). Good question, though!
• United States
5 Oct 10
I think that the toys that McDonald's gives out is a great incentive for kids to want to eat there. This is only good as long as what they get is healthy.