NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says it is adding apple slices
to every Happy Meal, part of the chain's larger push to paint
itself as a healthy place to eat.
The world's largest burger chain is also pledging to reduce
sugars, saturated fats and calories, and it says it will launch a
new mobile phone app focused on nutrition information.
The McDonald's USA president will go on a "listening tour" in
August to ask parents and nutrition experts how else the burger
restaurant can support healthy lifestyle choices.
McDonald's has gained market share in the recession by
introducing healthier foods like smoothies and oatmeal. It says the
new directives are a response to what customers want, and are not
related to impending regulations that will monitor how restaurants
market food to children.