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McDonald's Happy Meals Are Getting Healthier

McDonald's Happy Meals Are Getting Healthier”

McDonald's is hoping to bring happy smiles to parents and children with their new addition to their famous Happy Meals. Starting in November, McDonald's will swap out Minute Maid Apple Juice, and replace it with organic juice made by Honest Kids.

Consumers are now more conscious of the link between diabetes, obesity and diet - particularly when it comes to fast food - and McDonald's has been taking steps to offer some healthier options in recent years. The company has recently switched from using artificial preservatives in its chicken nuggets. The swap contains less than half the calories.

The juice box actually has more water than juice, with the apple fruit juice measuring in at 42 percent. This won't cause a change with its drink provider, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), as both of the brands belong to it, reports The Chicago Tribune.

Sales of Minute Maid have generally been dropping by 18% since 2012.

"We are committed to continuing our food journey for the benefit of our guests", they said. Honest's businsess has been growing-its products are on the menus of Wendy's, Subway, and Chick-fil-a.

This isn't the first change to come to Happy Meals. In 2011 it reduced the fry portions. Will a salad option be next?



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