US fast-food giant McDonald’s introduced a new menu to cater customers who opt for healthier food with lesser fats and calories.
McDonald’s says the change will reduce calories in its “most popular” Happy Meals by as much as 20 percent. The new apple slices will not be served with caramel dipping sauce.
The chain will add a serving of fruit or vegetable to its “Happy Meals,” which are aimed at children, and shrink the portion of French fries.
Currently, the lightest Happy Meal is the four-piece chicken nugget meal served with apples and apple juice. It has 380 calories and 12 grams of fat compared to that of the Happy Meal which has a total of 700 calories and 27 grams of fat, consisting of a cheeseburger served with fries and 1 percent chocolate milk.
The move by the food chain comes amid pressure from health advocacy groups to get the fast-food industry to offer more healthy choices for their customers.