McDonald's have announced today that by the end of 2022, at least 50 per cent of Happy Meals listed on menus worldwide will have caps of 600 calories, 10 per cent of calories coming from saturated fat, 650 mg sodium and 10 per cent of calories coming from added sugar.
Among the calorie changes, they will be making cheeseburgers available in Happy Meals only if customers request them. They will also be reducing the size of the fries order that comes with the six-piece Chicken McNuggets, cutting the amount of added sugar in chocolate milk and adding bottled water as a featured beverage choice on Happy Meal menu boards.
This is totally a step in the right direction. Although, we do love a good cheeseburger.
The US company said it also will explore adding new foods to Happy Meals, like the Junior Chicken, a grilled chicken sandwich McDonald's Italy introduced last month.