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Nutrition advocacy group sues McDonalds over Happy Meals marketing

December 15th, 2010

Toys that entice children and their parents to McDonald’s for meals have long been a source of contention between nutritional experts and marketers.

Now a Sacramento mom, with the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is taking the case against fast food toys to court, claiming that marketing nutritionally poor meals to kids via toys amounts to fast food chains pulling a fast one.

Monet Parham, mother of Maya, 6, and Lauryn, 2, filed a class action lawsuit today California Superior Court in San Francisco that aims to stop McDonald’s from marketing to her young children.

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Throwaway toys come under fire — actually they’re already on fire

August 5th, 2010

If you’ve ever taken a pre-schooler out to eat, you’ll know that toys are a powerful lure. We adults consider appetizers, drinks, entrees, pricing, calories and ambiance, evaluating a matrix that leads us to lunch.
But five-year-olds are at the mercy of their bellies, and the pull of shiny baubles. A five-year-old wants food and treats.

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