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October 10, 2013 For two weeks in November, McDonald's will swap out the toys in its kids' meals for original books that have nutritionally focused themes. The fast-food giant's plunge into publishing has inspired some witty mock Mcbook titles. But critics of its marketing to kids aren't so amused.
Goodbye, Sodas. McDonald's says it will now market and promote Happy Meals only with milk, water or juice.
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September 26, 2013 From now on, the fast-food giant says, it will only market and promote milk, water or juice with its children's meals — though parents can still choose to order sodas for their children. The change comes as part of a larger plan to promote more healthful choices.
July 26, 2011 McDonald's will begin rolling out new Happy Meals in September, downsizing the french fries and putting a fresh fruit or veggie in every box. As a result of the changes, the chain says it's cutting calories of its most popular Happy Meals by about 20 percent.
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September 1, 2010 Rarely do we keep -- and consume -- our fast-food meals past the day we buy them. But really, how long do they last? New York-based photographer Sally Davies' latest project documents one Happy Meal for 5 months. Somehow, it hasn't changed much.
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