Fat Kid Sues McDonalds for Weight Gain, You Won't Believe this Judge's Ruling…
Lawsuit claims that McDonald’s “Happy Meals”, by giving toys with children's meals, circumvents parental control and teaches children unhealthy eating habits.
Monet Parham, a Sacramento mother of two, has had enough. "I don't think it's OK to entice children with Happy Meals with the promise of a toy," Parham told the Los Angeles Times, adding that she tries to hold her daughters, 6 and 2, to monthly visits to the fast-food chain. But she said their requests increased this summer, thanks to the popularity of "Shrek Forever After." Collecting all of the toys offered in conjunction with the movie would require weekly visits, she said.
"Needless to say, my answer was no," Parham said. "This doesn't stop with one request. It's truly a litany of requests."
The Center for Science in the Public Interest joined the concerned Mom in the suit. "We're not trying to force McDonald's to sell apples and sprouts," the Center’s Stephen Gardner said. "We're just trying to stop McDonalds from marketing to 3-year-olds."
McDonald's has come under scrutiny in California as Marin County and San Francisco passed laws that will ban toys with kids' meal purchases at fast-food restaurants if the food fails to meet nutritional criteria.
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