A public health group is calling on McDonald's to get rid of its Happy Meal toys, saying the fast food behemoth's playthings encourage childhood obesity. Recently a California county became the first in the nation to enforce such a ban. "McDonald's is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children," said a representative for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "McDonald's use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children's developmental immaturity." McDonald's officials say the toys are "just one part of a fun, family experience" and that Happy Meals are the appropriate size for children.