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27 July 2011

Happy Meals get apples

McDonald's Corp said on it will soon tweak its children's Happy Meals, reducing the French fry portion and automatically adding apples to the popular meals.

McDonald's Corp said on it will soon tweak its children's Happy Meals, reducing the French fry portion by more than half and automatically adding apples to the popular meals, after coming under pressure from consumer groups to provide healthier fare.

"We are going to be casting our gaze more closely on portion management, as well as how we can introduce more food groups such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains," Cindy Goody, McDonald's senior director of nutrition, said on a webcast.

How will fewer fries affect prices
The new child's French fry portion will be 1.1 ounces, down from 2.4 ounces previously. The new child's fry portion has about 420kJ, the company said.

 
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