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US: McDonald’s threatened with lawsuit over kids happy meal toys

A US nutrition watchdog group says it will sue McDonald’s if the fast-food chain continues to use toys  to promote Happy Meals. The Center for Science in the Public Interest says using toys to promote “happy meals” is unfair, deceptive and illegal.

Read more about the threatened lawsuit: CSPI, 22 June 2010

Do McDonald’s toys lure children?

TVNZ ran the story about McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

They looked at the nutritional content of a happy meal then interviewed a nutritionist.  She  suggested toys should only come with healthier happy meal options.  FOE’s Dr Robyn Toomath also commented.

Read more about McDonald’s toys luring children: TVNZ news, 23 June 2010

Watch the TVNZ video (1.52 min)

Published on June 23, 2010 in International news