As part of McDonald’s effort to create healthier choices, the fast food chain releases a new version of its iconic Happy Meal on Friday. The D.C. area has been chosen as one of the first markets to promote its new offerings, including “apple slices – as part of every order,” a smaller sized french fry and choice of one percent milk or fat-free chocolate milk, according to a press release.
While the addition of fruit, non-soft drinks and a smaller fry package should be applauded, there’s still one thing missing—specifically, something substantial for vegetarian and vegan kids to snack on. The current choice between chicken nuggets, hamburger or cheeseburger doesn’t exactly give these meatless eaters much to be happy about. How bout the option of faux nuggets, a garden burger or grilled (soy?) cheese?
Want to tell this to McDonald’s yourself? There is a Happy Meal launch today at 1:30 p.m at the McDonald’s at 4130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, near the Tenleytown metro. Attendees both young and old will be offered a free Happy Meal and you’ll get a chance to speak with McDonald’s franchisees, a company nutritionist and, of course, Ronald McDonald.