McDonald’s menu offers a wide variety of healthy options and allows children to make smart food decisions. Children can opt for the Apples over fries and juice or milk over soda. Which teaches kids to make smart food decisions. Not only that many of the playgrounds have been renovated to encourage more exciting play!
Not to mention the new style McDonald’s offers flat screen television viewing and FREE Wi-fi making it a real hit for parents. Here are some great facts about menu options taken from McDonald’s website.
- Milk: Our 1% low-fat white milk and 1% low-fat chocolate milk each provide 30% of the daily value for calcium and meet 1/3 of an individual’s daily needs for dairy, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Fruit: Apple Dippers and 100% Minute Maid® Apple Juice (6.75 oz) each provide at least ½ cup of fruit and meet ¼ of an individual’s daily needs for fruit according to the USDHHS and the USDA 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Meat: Chicken McNuggets made with white meat are a tender, juicy choice.
- Whole Grains: The Premium Honey Wheat Roll for Chicken Sandwiches provides 8 grams of whole grains, which is a half serving of the daily recommendation of 3 ounces of whole grains, according to the USDHHS and the USDA 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Vegetables: McDonald’s Premium Salads provide about 3 cups of vegetables – 100% of the recommended daily amount of vegetables, according to the USDHHS and the USDA 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- It may surprise you to learn that our advertised 4-piece Chicken McNuggets Happy Meal with Apple Dippers, low-fat caramel dip and 1% low-fat white milk is relatively low in fat, sodium and calories, providing less than a third of the government’s daily recommendations for total fat, sodium and calories according to the USDHHS and the USDA 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.