Put a Smile On, Damn It

Remember when school admins in Seminole County, Florida, were offering McDonald’s Happy Meals for good grades?

Most people seemed to agree this was not the best idea put forth in the history of education. Commonvoice.com called it “the most ill-conceived, nutritionally horrific, jaw-droppingly bad deal.” Last month, McDonald’s decided to drop the promotion.

But as the Food Law Prof Blog posted, comedian Stephen Colbert recently defended the Happy Meal. In fact, he reveals the hidden history of the sugar-laden kids’ favorite. Did you know that it was created in response to the Iranian hostage crisis? Neither did we.

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