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Oxymoron of the day–a healthful Happy Meal:

“Under pressure from health and children’s advocacy groups, McDonald’s Corp. is making changes to its famed Happy Meals. The fast food chain will add a serving of fruit or vegetable to all of the meals, which are aimed at children, and shrink the portion of French fries.The changes, to be announced Tuesday, will take effect in September in some markets and then roll out to all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. by April.

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The new French fry holders in Happy Meals will contain 1.1 ounces of potatoes, down from 2.4. Apple slices will often be included as the healthful side dish, but it could also be carrots, raisins, pineapple slices or mandarin oranges, depending on the time of year and the region in which they’re being served, Fields said.”

Prediction: Kids eat the fries and the apples, carrots, raisins, pineapples, and oranges end up in the trash

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