117. Not-so-happy Meals
John is a busy lawyer, whose whole day
around two things: work and his two daughters.
the two things often proves to be very
, so John spends most of his day in
rush to do everything he needs to do,
get everywhere he needs to be. With such
hectic schedule, it is common to find John
his children in line at a McDonald's drive-thru,
for some burgers, fries, and shakes.
food isn't the healthiest thing I could give
daughters," admits John. "But it's the most convenient
around when we're in a rush. Plus, it
them happy." Unfortunately, this attitude towards the unhealthiness
fast food is one that so many parents
the U.S. hold, and it is easy to
Nowadays, nearly every single city in America
equipped with its own McDonald's. In Los Angeles
, it can sometimes feel like there is one
every other corner when you're driving around. As
this didn't already make it hard enough for
to avoid, McDonald's targets their famous "Happy Meals"
children so that every time they drive by
giant golden arches, children demand to go inside
get a new toy with their meal.
may be very hard for parents to have
meal options for their children, doing so is
necessity that this country can no longer ignore.
consuming fast food is becoming a norm in
society and is resulting in millions of people
from obesity and diabetes for the rest of
lives. Instead of teaching children that it is
to give in to the temptation of a
greasy meal, parents should get their children into
habit of healthy eating everywhere they go. In
end, children will be more thankful for living
, healthy, and happy lives, than for getting a
toy in a cardboard box.