California mom sues McDonald’s over Happy Meals
Dec 15 10:20 PM US/Eastern
A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food.
Monet Parham is spearheading the suit backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aimed at stopping the fast-food giant’s use of toys in marketing aimed directly at small children.
"But as other busy, working moms and dads know, we have to say ‘no’ to our young children so many times, and McDonald?s makes that so much harder to do.
“I object to the fact that McDonald?s is getting into my kids? heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat.”
Ms. Monet needs to become better acquainted with this magic word, “No.” And she needs to help her munchkins become less acquainted to her electronic babysitter, aka TV! Ordinarily, I’d suggest that her children becoming better acquainted with and spending more time with her (is their Dad even in their lives?), but that seems rather dubious.