Reuters/AP article NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) – A new study of McDonald’s Happy Meals shows that its new Happy Meal meal packs contain more calories than most other fast food offerings, and may not be a good source of calories for most people, a nutritionist said.
The study, published in the March issue of the journal Nutrition, examined how fast food meals were packaged and served at McDonald’s restaurants in the United States from September 2013 through March 2018.
McDonald’s confirmed that its Happy Meal line contains a “small” amount of saturated fat and trans fats, but the company said it had taken steps to address the issue.
McMcDonalds also said it would be providing a free meal to all of its U.S. employees by March 1, and is working to develop a meal replacement plan.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“We are disappointed with the results and believe we can work with the nutrition experts to identify a healthier, better-balanced product for all,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa Glynn said in a statement.
McConnell’s, the fast-food chain that started serving Happy Meats in New York in 2011, had been using a new, healthier formula of healthier foods since the beginning of the year, and the company plans to offer the meal for all of the chain’s stores.
McD’s has been under pressure to replace the fast food meal as the nation’s largest fast food chain and the nation to lose weight because of rising obesity rates and the spread of obesity-related diseases.
The findings, though, show McDonald’s could be missing out on more calories, and that the new meal could be unhealthy for some people, said Dr. James Altman, the lead author of the study.
McNutt said McDonald’s should consider reducing its calorie count.
McDonnell’s said its Happy Meatons were packed with healthier ingredients and fewer saturated fats.
McDONALD’S PRICE TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE FAST Food prices are expected to continue to rise in coming years, with many fast food chains aiming to get in on the fast and healthy trend.
McDougall said the price of Happy Meates has declined from the beginning, but that the company may consider lowering the price in 2019.
McEwing’s and McDonald’s have also been trying to change the calorie content of their products.
McGraw-Hill, which owns the McDonald’s franchise, said in September that it is working with McDonald’s to develop new Happy Meater recipes.
McSMO, the makers of the McD’s Happy Meal, have also tried to boost calorie content in its food, with its Happy Machettes.
McLaren Foods has been testing its own Happy Meating recipes in a bid to boost the calorie count of its burgers.
McKesson Inc, the maker of McKesson’s popular Nutrisystem, has also experimented with different ways to sweeten Happy Meaters and is considering changes to the flavor.
McDonough’s, which is one of the most popular fast food restaurants in North America, is trying to get a taste of the new HappyMeats at its restaurants.