This bit on banning Happy Meal toys aired last week, but I couldn’t pass on a chance to cite The Daily Show and tweak McDonald’s at the same time. Because, really, while Comedy Central is poking fun at those of us who think food companies ought to lay off our kids (while we parents also parent), McDonald’s doesn’t exactly get off scot-free. And that’s the way I like it. Funny with a side of reality.
(Now I want a Crappy Meal adorned with the Periodic Table of Elements.)
More McCrazy from the Spoonfed archives:
Retire Ronald? Or reclaim responsibility? (April 29, 2010)
Parenting amid predatory marketing. And why McDonald’s should be held more accountable than most.
Forget Happy Meal Toys. Let’s ban McEducation. (November 5, 2010)
McDonald’s holds nutrition workshops for grade-schoolers. Really.
This just in: Fast food is unhealthy (November 9, 2010)
Shocking (not) findings about the nutritional value of kids’ fast-food meals.
More McDonald’s madness (November 17, 2010)
McDonald’s advises British food policy. McTeacher’s Nights drum up PR and indoctrination. And why government involvement in food isn’t automatically bad.
This is great!!! My personal favorite was the moment of realization that the happy meal toy is often the “healthiest” thing in the happy meal. Oh, and the guy that pushed the law through that didn’t see the irony in his comments.
Also great: “Childhood obesity. It’s a devastating problem affecting the most vulnerable among us… headless children.”