It’s been more than a decade since Disney decided to cut ties with McDonald’s, citing childhood obesity rates as the main reason for its decision. Now, however, it looks like you might soon find Disney character toys in your Happy Meals once again — and we have to admit we’re pretty excited.
According to HelloGiggles, the fast food giant has revamped its Happy Meal selections, offering choices that are lower in sodium, saturated fat, calories, and sugar. You’ll still be able to purchase items like cheeseburgers and chocolate milk, but they won’t appear on the Happy Meal menu. The idea is that if the less healthy choices aren’t readily obvious to customers, there’s less chance they’ll be selected. McDonald’s desire to make their meals more healthy for kids is likely what prompted Disney to restart the contract.
“McDonald’s commitment to balanced Happy Meals allows our two companies to collaborate on new ways to bring the magic of Disney to McDonald’s consumers,” said Tiffany Rende, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, The Walt Disney Company in a statement. The collaboration means you’ll soon see toys from movies by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Live Action, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. McDonald’s has promised its Happy Meals will meet Disney’s nutrition guidelines by June 2018, when Happy Meals will begin promoting Incredibles 2 with toys from the film, according to USA Today. Now the kiddos will have something from their favorite movies — or you will. We won’t tell.
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