California Mom To Sue McDonalds in Happy Meal Battle

ABC: "You're a mom, isn't it your job to tell them no?"
Mother: "I can tell them no, they still see commercials all day long"

Like many mothers, Monet Parham wants to feed her daughter one thing, but the girl often wants to eat something else. The mother of two and a health educator, said it's a fight she just can't win.

"I can tell them 'No' all day long, but then they see commercials that convince them you've really got to have this," Parham said. Her 6-year-old daughter Maya especially likes the toys that come with McDonald's Happy Meals. With a smile, the first grader says opening a Happy Meal is like "a birthday present

So now Parham plans to join the Center for Science in the Public Interest in filing a lawsuit today against the fast food giant to force them to either offer lower-calorie meals or get rid of the enticing trinkets.

The city of San Francisco recently banned Happy Meals toys as the latest blow in what has become an increasingly decisive issue: just who is responsible for what kids eat?

"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," Parham said in a CSPI statement announcing the lawsuit
IMO, McDonalds can put whatever the hell they want to on their menu, nobody is being forced to go to McD's

And I will celebrate this blog post with a McChicken, a McDouble and a large Coke...All under 4 bucks...