Happy Meal Infographic [Pic]

Submitted by: dm2754 5 years ago in Misc

Look, potatoes aren"t vegetables anymore!
There are 70 comments:
Male 143
grr if education system worked in the first place parents would actually realize what theyre putting into their kids bodies
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Male 197
Got as far as "They basic idea..." Realized they can`t proofread and therefore is not worth the time.
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Male 1,196
I`m calling bs
French Fries are vegetables
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Male 43
Only in America can someone accuse advertising of "circumventing parental control" and not be laughed at.
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Male 40,739
[quote]McDonald`s french fries are hardly potatoes...[/quote]
Truth there @LillianDulci! They`re processed potato-like fried... thingies!

[quote]It`s quite an achievement in human history that more people are dying in our society from abundance rather than starving to death.[/quote]
@xiquiripat: profound! And true too!

[quote]for your spherical offspring...[/quote]
LMAO! @LazyMe! Oh that was great!
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Female 220
Whatever. If I buy my son a happy meal it is because I BOUGHT it. He didn`t. I eat fast food about two-three times a week and I`m not fat by any means. Fast food is not the enemy, it`s fat lazy drats.
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Male 2,085
I hate these a55holes that blame one company for all the world`s ills. Frugal dad can suck my a55.
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Male 17,511
Squrlz: Kids in the 80s had all those sugary drinks as well, but we played outside, ran, rode our bicycles, played games, etc...

Whatever sugar we ingested was exercised out of us through outside play. Kids today don`t play outside enough, either because of their parents fear of pedos or their laziness to make them go outside and play and watch them.
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Male 1,449
Well obvisouly we parents can`t be responsible for allowing our kids to eat there. This has made me mad enough to take away the car keys from my 6 year old!
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Female 418
mcdonalds is some nasty crap. actual `meals` tastes like poo, only go there for cheap drinks/icecream.

if people dont want their kids to be fat and under mcd`s spell then dont take them there in the first place!
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Male 3,631
Child obesity, blah blah blah
3 Billion in sales, blah blah blah

Parents, don`t take your kids to McDonald`s! Besides, all those kids are going to grow up to be comedians anyway. Don`t fat kids always endup the Class Clown?
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Male 505
Why are all these kids being allowed to go into the restaurants on their own and buy their food?
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Male 248
MCGANGBANG BITCHES
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Male 6,227
I thought I was done, but I`m not. LOL. (Clearly, this topic is a hot button for me.)

Here`s a great example of the kind of crap product and crap marketing that helped turn an entire generation of young Americans into lard-butts. (Link)
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Male 6,227
(cont`d)

Eating fruit in its whole form is healthy and should be encouraged. Drinking fruit juice by itself is unhealthy and should be eliminated from children`s diets or discouraged. And absolutely *no one*, excepting marathon runners, should have sugar water drinks on their shopping lists.

~Squrlz steps off soapbox~
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Male 6,227
The #1 culprit for childhood obesity in the USA, in my opinion, is the prevalence of the idea that giving your children 100% natural fruit juice (or worse: sugar water drinks masquerading as juice) *ad libitum* is a great thing to do.

Fruit juice has generally had all the fiber removed. It is high-calorie and full of sugar (fructose if real juice, HFCS if not).

Have you ever seen the fruit juice glasses used by our grandparents? You know, the generation that won the Second World War and were in generally far trimmer shape than we are today? They understood that drinking fruit juice is akin to having candy and their juice glasses were about the capacity of two or three shot glasses. They`d have a large "shot" of OJ with breakfast (to boost the blood sugar levels quickly) and that was usually it for the day.

Today, every toddler I see seems to be biologically connected with a juice box.

(cont`d next post)
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Male 4,902
I loathe Mcdonald`s.
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Male 3,477
Ha! You can`t even trust the food you buy to prepare at home from a supermarket. Watch FOOD INC.
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Male 813
Kids only get fat if you feed them more calories in a day than their body needs. These meals are only 510 calories, which isn`t very much at all for a fast food item. Sure it isn`t a very nutritious item I will definitely give you that but that doesn`t make the kid fat. You feeding your kid pizza, pop, and donuts on top of a happpy meal is what makes them fat. Take some responsibility for your own terrible parenting skills first because even if they banned happy meals your kid would still be fat because than you would just feed them other crap to make up for it.
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Male 2,528
It`s no surprize at all that McDonalds gives out more toys per year than Toys-R-Us. I don`t think Toys-R-Us every GIVES away toys!
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Male 157
spellcheck imo
btw i dont give a poo about mcdonalds, their food tastes like poo
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Male 718
This site is becoming one big Reddit Repost. Full of hippie bullpoo.
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Male 37
All just looks like pooty parenting to me.
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Male 3,285
Theres a LOT of misinformation in that infographic.
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Male 51
It`s the parents` fault. Cook food for your kids. Stop being lazy. And when they whine and beg for some fast food, just tell them NO. Stop being push overs.
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Female 457
@g3n3r1k- It was saying that happy meals DON`T include those things... maybe you should have kept reading, instead of jumping down to the comments section to bitch about it. Sounds like someone is trying to be biased*.
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Male 250
i stopped taking it serious when the pictogram for what the happy meal offered showed "cups of fruit" and "cups of vegetables". sounds like someones trying to be bias.
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Male 25,416
Maccas in AUS we already have fruit in the happy meals and can have juice instead of coke
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Male 2,199
typo in the second line, cant take this seriously...
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Male 3,310
What Debby flucking Downer put this crappy graphic together?
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Male 17,511
chrn368: You know what else started being used in the 1980s ? Aspartame, there is some credible evidence, from recent studies, that diet sodas using Aspartame/Nutrisweet adversely effects insulin production and maybe responsible for some of the rise in obesity, but also diabetes. Link

If you can find it and need to use a sugar substitute, try Stevia, I`ve been using it in my Tea for years. It has zero glycemic index and zero calories and it`s a natural sweetener, not an artificial one.
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Male 17,511
I hate these food nazis. It`s not the damn food making kids fat, It`s the video games, texting on smart phones, 24/7 cartoons on TV and lazy parents that are making kids fat.

The reason kids weren`t so fat before the 80s is because they played outside. The highlight of our school day was recess. We burned off most of that energy and fat, even from bad diets, running, bicycling, playing sports, etc...
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Male 54
I hate how american restaurants think they can get away with selling actual food to children. I`ve sent petitions to every senator, I will not be happy until every happy meal contains ONLY a small packet of carrot shavings and a turkey baster of gatorade.
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Male 174
The obesity rate in children (and in general) hasn`t increased because of Mcdonalds. 30 years ago you know what food manufacturers started doing? They started using high fructose corn syrup in EVERYTHING to flavor things instead of cane sugar or no sugar, because it was cheaper to produce. High fructose corn syrup is a chemical. The human body doesn`t know how to break it down, so when you eat too much of it (which is virtually impossible these days) your body turns it into fat. High fructose corn syrup has also been proven to be addictive (probably another reason food manufacturers put it in everything). This combined with a lack of exercise (but mostly the fake sugar) is why people 30 years later are obese.
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Female 3,562
Thank you angle. That`s the REAL problem. Parents don`t let their kids out of their sight anymore. You could go to jail for letting your kid walk around the neighborhood alone. Also, most fun exercise is risky and kids will get hurt doing it. Parents refuse to take that risk and don`t let their kids move in any significant way because of the fear of injury.
It`s a truly paranoid time we live in.
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Male 15,261
Childhood obesity is a parenting fail.
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Male 1,625
[quote]marketing meals to children[/quote]

stopped reading there. if you`ve ever taken a kid to a restaurant, you know they aren`t marketing food to the kids. they market a toy, or have a play area for the kids, the kids don`t really care about eating the food.

if we let kids choose their own food every meal, they would be eating pizza and spaghetti 24/7
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Male 13
Ok, I grew up in the 60`s and my mom cooked with bacon grease, we ate fried chicken, hamburgers and lots of bacon.. We were not fat cause we went outside and played all day instead of sitting on our asses playing video games. Mind you, I did have have a heart attack at 40, but I think that was due to smoking for 25 years.

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Male 69
The only time I remember getting mcdonalds when I was younger, was when I was going on a road trip (over 5 hours). and we only made that trip about once or twice a year, do people really bring their kids to fast food places that often???
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Male 39,904

I stopped reading because the first statistic is wrong.
[quote]"Childhood obecity has more than tripled. from 7% to 20%" [/quote] 20% is less than tripled, not more than.
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Male 415
Pathetic really, many have already pointed it out. People take their kids to Mac`s, nobody is forcing them to do anything.

It`s fun to do this once in a while, but kids won`t die if they don`t go every week.

A Happy Meal will not make anyone fat, it`s a heck of a lot more complicated than that.
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Male 2,737
Here`s an idea. How about you stop bringing your kids to fast food restaurants all together, get up off your lazy ass, and make wholesome,nutritious meals for your little ones? It`s not that hard to do. I haven`t been to a fast food place in over the last 3 months.Why, you ask? Because it`s too damn expensive, and obviously not good for you. My kid pisses and moans about it. Too damn bad.
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Male 1,685
sounds like were shifting the responsibility here a bit, eh?
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Male 10,440
Wow. That was long, and dull.

I disagree that McDonalds should be forced to change because children are becoming obese.

First off, that`s kind of what you would expect.
Second, people can choose not to eat at McDonalds.
Third, and most importantly, you can`t make a sweeping ban on something because it does indirect harm to people foolish enough to buy into it. It`s a slippery slope argument, and with it I could shut down a third of all existing businesses that happen to be either useless, redundant or harmful to the dumbasses that use them. One of the principles of your country is such economic freedoms, which I disagree with.

If you`re looking for someone to blame for your spherical offspring, look in a mirror.
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Male 2,422
It`s quite an achievement in human history that more people are dying in our society from abundance rather than starving to death.
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Male 2,419
"They basic idea behind the meal has stayed the same..."
Nice, way to screw up in the 2nd sentence.

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Obesity is judged by the BMI, a system that was designed to NOT measure obesity.
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So McD`s manages to get kids to like their product? OH NO!
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Does the Happy Meal contain 0 saturated fats? Why is it missing? Parents make irresponsible choices? Why are we blaming McD`s for this?
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They manage to market their product to the target audience? GASP! This doesn`t teach children ANYTHING, it only makes them think they want it, it`s YOUR responsibility to TEACH them.
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Female 2,674
I haven`t had McDonald`s in at least 5 years :S It`s so gross. I`m fine with parents taking their kids every once in a while, but so many parents take their kids too frequently.

As for the potatoes aren`t vegetables thing. McDonald`s french fries are hardly potatoes...
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Female 33
"She alleged that McDonald`s toys circumvent `parental control and teach children unhealthy eating.`" Um... so... you DON`T drive your six-year-old to McDonald`s?
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Male 7
YEAH!!! Lets blame mcdonalds instead of the parents who take there 8 year olds there whenever they want and then let them sit inside playing video games instead of going outside to play with friends!! Blaming other people for your mistakes is fun!!!
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Female 1,181
sooo... don`t let your kids eat there? is this really so hard? i have 3 kids and although yes, mcd`s is convenient, it`s also not that hard to plan ahead, or make a quick meal once i get home.
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Male 14,331
YAY!! More regulations just what the peoples rebublic of California needs!!! Mabey when we have no more choices we can look at the parents for responsibility.

@Buiadh

Yes fat people are so terrible they`ve cause all the worlds problem when will the queen mandate the burning of them in ovens for energy!! FOR DA QUEENZ!!!
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Male 256
but phuck fruit if i decide to get my kid a happy meal its cause he likes mcdonalds not healthy stuff and its not like he eats there all the time
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Male 4,238
BS
one 518 cal meal every day will not make you fat.
three 518 cal meal every day will make you lose weight.
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Female 403
Zombunny is 100% right. I was about to wright the same thing.

And if I hear "But as a parent I feel pressured to take them"

To that I say "get a grip, you`re being bullied by a small child. Don`t take that poo from them."
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Male 392
NightHack - Personally, I`d say you lost the right to ***** about that when you said you worked at this fast food restaurant.
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Female 2,525
I don`t understand the complaint about restaurants marketing to kids. Do your kids have full time jobs? Do they get paychecks every week, drive to the restaurant, order the food, and pay for it? No? Then don`t buy it for them and it`s not a problem. You`re the adult.
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Male 204
I used to work at Wendy`s back in the day, and there were some parents who brought their kids there for lunch every Saturday. Some brought their kids several times per week. I was always disgusted by it - why would you do that to your kid? Not only are you making them fat, which means they`ll be bullied growing up, but you`re teaching them how to be unhealthy and starting them on a path toward obesity and diabetes. I get that the kids like the junk food but should they really be eating it as a staple of their diet?
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Male 40,739
Naw, it`s easier to take your kid therre, THEN SUE! For making your kid fat.
Lawsuits = fun!
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Male 2,034
Everybody`s got their panties in a bunch over the childhood obesity epidemic, so we`re seeing all sorts of legislation and poo to try to fix it. Here`s an idea: STOP EATING LIKE A FATTY AND GO OUTSIDE ONCE IN AWHILE.
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Male 5,189
When I was that young that toy really did mean a lot to me.
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Male 1,135
The government should obviously regulate what we feed our kids, not the parents.
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Male 228
If the kid is obese and has diabetes... parent`s fault for overfeeding McDonalds. I laugh every time I hear about a parent sueing a restaurant for making their kid fat. I also find it sad that these cases make it to court.
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Male 263
Nice citation of sources, most of these posts seem to neglect the facts that back up the claims.
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Male 553
Hey if people didn`t want their kids to get fat, then maybe they shouldn`t buy them McDonalds! Don`t blame McDonalds for childhood obesity. People with minds of their own can easily choose healthier alternatives to fast food for themselves and their children. So what if McDonalds sells fat filled unhealthy food? Take responsibility for your self and your children and don`t eat there. You can`t blame obesity on those who sell unhealthy foods since you SHOULD have a mind of your own and no one`s forcing you to buy it.
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Male 6,737
What a load of crap.

It`s not McDonalds` fault that your country`s fat.
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Male 694
Stopped reading after the part where it says a study showed sugar is as harmful as tobacco and alcohol. BULLpoo. Go eat a bran dick
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Male 761
Ooooorrrrrrrrrrrr.....simply don`t take your kids to fast food restaurants???

I know, that`s just a crazy thought...
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Male 5,314
tl;dr

happy meals are bad is my guess
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2,834
NEWS FLASH! kids cant buy their own food.

also, toy `r us doesnt give away toys they sell them.
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Male 4,238
Link: Happy Meal Infographic [Pic] [Rate Link] - Look, potatoes aren`t vegetables anymore!
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