McDonald’s announced Thursday their plan to redesign a healthier, balanced happy meal. By the end of 2022, 50 percent of Happy Meals will meet the new, global nutrition requirements. Meals will have 600 calories or less and no more than 650 mg of sodium. The cheeseburger will be removed from the menu and only be available by request. McDonalds’ in Italy introduced a lean, grilled chicken for their Happy Meals. Australian locations are currently exploring vegetable options. McDonald's says since 2013, the company has tracked a 14 percent increase in the number of Happy Meals ordered with milk, juice or water. Some aren’t happy with the change, saying it isn’t that major.
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