Florida parents surprised by McDonald's "reward" for good grades.
When kids in some parts of Florida brought home their report cards this week, some parents were shocked to see Ronald McDonald staring up at them from the manila envelope it was in. It turns out McDonald's offers free Happy Meals as a reward for good grades to elementary school students in nine Central Florida counties. But many parents were upset by the pressure to take their kids to McDonalds to claim this reward.
McDonald's says the free meal is nutritious if kids make the right choices: Chicken nuggets, apple slices with caramel dipping sauce and low-fat milk are 375 calories and 13 grams of fat. Yeah, right—our kids never want fries or a Sprite when they go to Mickey D's... Hmm... Do you think this is a good policy?