Friday, May 22, 2015

Crappy Meals?

You can't fool kids

Crappy Meals?

Blog Image
Farewell, my lovely

Of the two head Obamas in the White House, Michelle seems to be the one who gets the best-and quickest-results.  While hubby struggles to convince Congress that raising taxes is an absolute necessity (and is coming to the realization that they’re not buying it,) the First Missus successfully convinced McDonald’s to add healthful changes to children’s Happy Meals.

 Now, the little ones will be munching on more celery and apple slices, and fewer French fries.  At least, that’s what the health nuts are hoping.

 I get that child obesity is a problem (and as someone who was a very pudgy child forced to wear a neon orange bathing suit at camp, I believe it’s also a question of mental health.)

 But seriously, does anyone believe that cutting out a few French fries from an already skimpy carton and replacing them with “Things That Are Good For You” (as if salty, crackling hot potato slices aren’t) is going to make that much of a difference in Brittany and Brandon’s waistlines?

 Given my experience with the kind of kids who eat Happy Meals in the first place, they’re not the “Mmmmm, broccoli!” types.   They’re not stupid.  And they know when they’re being played.

 If you ask me, this isn’t going to end well.  And I sure hope those free plastic toys don’t have sharp edges…for Mom and Dad’s sake.


We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
See Christine Flowers on Channel 6's "Inside Story" Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Email Christine M. at Reach Christine M. at

Christine M. Flowers Daily News Columnist
Also on
letter icon Newsletter