happy meals

Can Fast Food Really Make America Healthier?

McDonald's and other fast-food establishments recently garnered praise from First Lady Michelle Obama for making great strides toward "making America healthier." But how admirable have their efforts really been? Here's a closer look at the likely effects of changes to the happy meal -- and a different business's better efforts.

Why Happy Meals Toys are Controversial in California

Forget California's huge budget deficits, high unemployment levels and nasty political campaigns. One of the most polarizing issues in the Golden State today is about a proposal to ban Happy Meals toys in San Francisco.

Advocacy Group to Sue McDonald's for Making Kids Fat

McDonald's may be forced to defend itself on a new battlefront in the war against obesity. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Tuesday that it will sue the world's largest restaurant chain unless it stops using toys to promote Happy Meals.