Something NEW in the Happy Meal!

As a parent, you know that summertime isn’t always stress free. Between taking kids to swimming, camp, soccer games and softball practice, there isn’t always time to prepare a fresh meal. But you can feel good about heading to McDonald’s when you’re looking for an easy meal-on-the-go - available now in all Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan locations is a new side option for Happy Meals - low-fat strawberry GoGurt.

Company delivers on nutrition, kids’ well-being commitments with addition of Go-GURT® Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt made exclusively for McDonald’s
TOLEDO, OHIO JUNE 30, 2014McDonald’s USA is offering guests in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan new reasons to feel good about the fun and the food at McDonald’s with the addition of a new yogurt side option for kids.
Parents and kids in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan can look forward to an additional side option for Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals starting July 4: Go-GURT® Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt[1]. This Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt is made exclusively for McDonald’s, contains 50 calories, has 25 percent less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt* and is made with natural flavor. Guests now have more options for sides in kids’ meals – they can choose either Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt or apple slices, or choose both together as their sides in place of a kid-size fry.
These new additions are the latest examples of McDonald’s USA’s ongoing dedication to children’s nutrition and well-being as part of its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices.”
“At McDonald’s, we’re always looking to bring fun and happiness to families and listening to our customers’ asks to have more variety and wholesome options for kids to enjoy in their Happy Meals,” said Tim Sloan, president of the McDonald’s Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan Co-Op. “Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt give kids and parents in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and across the nation something new to look forward to during their next trip to McDonald’s.”
This latest offering supports McDonald’s partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance and McDonald’s are working together to increase customers’ access to fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy and help families and children make informed choices in keeping with healthy, balanced lifestyles.
Go-GURT Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt, which delivers about one quarter cup of low-fat dairy and is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, provides another balanced choice for kids, along with apple slices, 1% low-fat white milk, fat-free chocolate milk and 100% apple juice beverage options. 
In March 2012, McDonald’s started automatically including apple slices and a kid-size fry in every Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal. Since then, more than 1.1 billion bags of apple slices have been served.  Beginning later this year, McDonald’s USA will also only promote milk, juice or water as a beverage choice with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals on menu boards and in-restaurant and external advertising and communications.
About McDonald’s
McDonald's USA, LLC serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. The McDonald’s Co-Op of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has 68 restaurants in 15 counties. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_NWOH) and Facebook ( 

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