McDonald's Adds Fruit to Happy Meals, Cuts Calories

By The Atlantic Wire

The Atlantic Wire's John Hudson reports on today's big announcement by McDonald's:

Look who's "lovin' it." First lady and anti-obesity activist Michelle Obama praised one of the country's favorite obesity villains for its new plan to add apples to all Happy Meals and make its food generally less fattening. On McDonald's planned changes, Obama issued the following statement:

McDonald's is making continued progress today by providing more fruit and reducing the calories in its Happy Meals.

I've always said that everyone has a role to play in making America healthier, and these are positive steps toward the goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity.

McDonald's has continued to evolve its menu, and I look forward to hearing about the progress of today's commitments, as well as efforts in the years to come.

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