McDonald’s Pushes Healthier Options

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  A man stands inside a McDonald's fast food restaurant on August 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The fast food industry has been roiled by a growing movement to unionize workers and a call for a living wage of $15 an hour. Labor organizers are calling for fast-food workers across the country to stage a day of strikes on August 29 in what is expected to be the largest event in the ongoing campaign.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    “Mmm, nothing like a burger with a side of apples,” said no one ever. McDonald’s has unveiled a plan to make the world a little healthier, one value meal at a time. The fast-food giant says it will soon offer customers in large markets a choice of side salad or fruit as a substitute for the fries in its value meals. One more promising piece of the plan is a move to push healthy beverages for its tiniest patrons: Happy Meals will only be promoted on menus and ads with water, milk, and juice. Now the question is whether people will buy what they’re selling. A previous push for healthier Happy Meals didn’t go over so well.

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