Look, McDonald’s Too Can Offer Nutritious Food

For a change, McDonald’s, which is usually seen as a junk food leader, has decided to offer meal that aims to help parents encourage their children’s nutrition-minded choices.

McDonald’s restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region launched a new Happy Meal in support of the company’s recently announced ‘Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice’ which strive to help customers – especially children and families – make nutrition-minded choices whether visiting McDonald’s or elsewhere.

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Available nationwide by March 2012, the new Happy Meal automatically includes Apple Slices (1/4 cup or 1/2 serving) as a side to the choice of Chicken McNuggets, a Hamburger, or Cheeseburger, and choice of beverage, in which fat-free chocolate milk and 1% white milk will be options.

In addition to Apple Slices, the meal also includes a smaller size serving of French Fries (1.1 ounces). For customers who prefer apples only, an additional bag of Apple Slices is available in lieu of fries.

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To support the new Happy Meal on the local level, McDonald’s Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region will host an “Apple of my Eye” online photo contest with 95.7 BenFM.

Parents are being invited to submit their child’s photo on www.ilikebenfm.com and tell what “makes them happy” this month through February.

The winning participant will receive a Happy Meal party at their local McDonald’s for their child and 10 friends, an appearance by Ronald McDonald, and a $250 Arch card. It was announced today, Jan. 20.

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