X
X

Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

Food

Why You Should Never Order A Happy Meal For Your Kids At McDonald's, According To An Employee

October 30, 2017 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | Food

Growing up, there was nothing better than when your parents said they were getting McDonald's for dinner. Though the chain's Happy Meal has become every youngster's favorite meal, employees say that it's not the best thing you should give your kids to eat. In fact, they noted that the food inside the now-famous smiling red and yellow box aren't always the freshest items on the menu -- especially if you order the Chicken McNuggets. 

 

[Photos: Shutterstock]

never order happy meal

“I used to work at McDonalds. If you order, especially chicken nuggets, just ask for them fresh. Otherwise they’ve been just sitting in their container in the heat," the former Mickey D's employee said, according to Huffington Post. "They have a timer, but 9/10 times when that timer goes off, people just reset the timer instead of making new ones. This could go on until all the nuggets are sold.”

 

[Photo: McDonald's]

never order mcdonalds happy meal

Not only is the food not the freshest, it's also not the healthiest for your kids -- but we already knew this, right? And yes, this is still true despite McDonald's efforts to make the meals healthier. In 2011, the chain added apple slices to every Happy Meal and reduced their french fry serving from 2.4 oz to 1.1 oz. But, these tiny tweaks still aren't enough. 

never order mcdonalds happy meal

Huffington Post notes that "the meals still round out to about 600 calories, which experts say is way too much for small children." They also said that health experts are concerned that Mickey D's is “health washing” kids by “rebranding” the Happy Meal foods as “healthy” when, in reality, they are just “less unhealthy.”

never order happy meal

Wow, they do make a good point! It's no secret that Mickey D's isn't the healthiest place to grab a bite to eat, but it's definitely not the best meal to give your kids. Regardless of its "healthy" changes, make sure that your kids are getting their Happy Meal fix in moderation!  

 

Do you have any healthy McDonald's tips that you swear by for you and your kids? Let us know in the comments below! 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Food

4 Proteins That Get Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To Nutritionists

August 19, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
These 4 Proteins Help Eliminate Belly & Back Fat

Food

The One Low-Calorie Dessert That Won't Slow Your Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

August 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This One Low-Calorie Dessert Won't Slow Your Weight Loss

Food

The One Ingredient You Need To Stop Adding To Your Smoothies If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Dietitian

August 17, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This Smoothie Mistake Could Be Costing You A Flat Stomach

Food

The One Tea You Should Have Right Before Bed If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To Nutritionists

August 16, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Drink This Tea Before Bed For A Flat Stomach

beauty

The One Food You Should Eat To De-Bloat Your Face, According To Experts

August 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is actually kind of amazing...

Food

The One Food That Gets Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To Nutritionists

August 16, 2018 by Alonna Travin
Look good from front to back!

Food

The One Tea You Should Have With Breakfast If You Want To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

August 15, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Have This Tea With Breakfast To Get Rid Of Belly Fat
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS