Every kid can remember driving by McDonald's and screaming for a Happy Meal with a Cheeseburger and fries and maybe a Chocolate Milk to drink but that could soon all change. History is about to change as McDonald's plans get rid of the Cheeseburger and Chocolate Milk option for your kids Happy Meals. Instead you can choose from just a plain Hamburger, 4 piece or 6 piece chicken nuggets, and healthier drinking options like Apple Juice and Orange Juice. This will cut the Calories on every meal by more than half and each happy meal will be around 600 Calories in total.It's uncertain as to if McDonald's Happy Meals will still contain Fries , but for now they offer Apple Slices, Apple Sauce or Yogurt as replacement depending on location. You can still request a Cheeseburger and Chocolate Milk but it will now cost more and will be a separate charge for a slice of cheese.
Wikipedia says A "Happy Meal" is a form of kids' meal sold at the fast-food chain McDonald's since June 1979 but originally created and promoted in 1977. A toy is included with the food, both of which are usually contained in a box or paper bag with the McDonald's logo. The packaging and toy are frequently part of a marketing tie-in to an existing television show, film, or toy brand which made it very popular for the kids. Originally the Happy meal was planned to come with a burger, small fries, packet of cookies and a surprise gift to go along with the movie themes at times which made it very popular, as every kid and toy collector wanted to collect these toys. Due to high calories and popularity in these kids meals many McDonald's decided to try some new healthier options but still received backlash. In some countries, the choices have been expanded to include items such as a grilled cheese sandwich (known as a "Fry Kid"), or more healthy options such as apple slices, a mini snack wrap, salads, or pasta, as one or more of the options and has been successful. McDonald's now plans to roll out the new healthier options in spite of criticism to show that there can be a healthier Happy Meal.