There are people who love McDonald’s. Millions of them, I might say. There are others who just hate this company because they have unhealthy food that makes people gain weight and can lead to diseases such as heart attacks. McDonald’s tried to improve its image by creating new toys for their famous Happy Meal: fitness trackers.
Their goal was to make children have a healthier way of living and also get more customers. Unfortunately, those devices were removed because several reports said that they could irritate children’s skin. The big company’s spokesman said that nothing is more important to us than the safety of their customers. Of course, there were some people who said that McDonald’s should not have launched those fitness trackers. The reason is that they can’t encourage children to exercise and eat healthier while they are giving them fast food.
The company tried for many years to improve its image about healthy food. It introduced healthier products as salad and grilled chicken to make people be more satisfied. For the kids, Happy Meal can have an apple or fat-free chocolate milk. What is really important is that people should not blame only McDonald’s for its products. Millions of parents are going with their children, every day, in fast-food restaurants. They are the ones responsible for their children’s diet.
Of course, fast-food is not good for our health and we should pay more attention to what we eat. However, do not forget that your child will eat what he/she is used to. If you give him a Happy Meal when he’s five-years-old, you should not be surprised in the future. Fast-food can be responsible for obesity and other diseases, but we are the ones in charge with our diet.
Happy Meal toys attracted children to buy McDonald’s products for years. The company tried not only to create funny items but also to make kids exercise more. We are not sure what was their main purpose, but we will not find out as the fitness trackers were removed.
We are waiting to see what McDonald’s officials are thinking about their next plan. There will be others strategies to improve the company’s image. However, there are still millions of people who eat McDonald’s every day without thinking about their health.
What do you think? Were those items bad for our children’s skin?
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