Via Twitter this week, Burgh Baby drew my attention to this CNN blog article about a lawsuit filed with The Center for Science in the Public Interest, CSPI, against McDonald's for including toys in their Happy Meals.
A mother of two small children, Monet Parham, filed the suit because: "We have to say no to our kids so many times and McDonald's makes that so much harder to do. I object to the fact that McDonald's is getting into my kids' heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat."
The CSPI claims McDonald's marketing techniques are "unfair, deceptive and illegal" and that they cause "kids to pester their parents."
McDonald's response? "We stand on our 30-year track record of providing a fun experience for kids and families at McDonald's," said Bridget Coffing, a company spokesperson. "We listen to our customers, and parents consistently tell us they approve of our Happy Meals. We are confident that parents understand and appreciate that Happy Meals are a fun treat, with quality, right-sized food choices for their children that can fit into a balanced diet."
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