Children who eat at America’s major fast-food restaurants have 3,039 possible combinations of kids’ meals to choose from. Of those, only 15 options meet national nutrition requirements for children under the age of 15. Would banning toys make fast food healthier?
Interesting article. I for one never wanted fast food for the toys (shocker, right?), but taking away toys is a least a step in the right direction. The only problem is:
Toys may be a particularly obvious gimmick for marketing unhealthy food to kids and parents, but they’re hardly the only method of getting kids under the golden arches. With or without the promotional tie-in, most kids prefer french fries to apple slices, and billion-dollar global businesses are devoted to keeping it that way.