McDonald's has been attempting various tweaks to shed its junk food image since obesity became a national -- and increasingly international -- concern. As Thompson told a nine-year-old girl who partook in the Q & A session at the conference, McDonald's doesn't sell junk food. Right.
Because despite all the fruit-yogurt parfaits and egg white McMuffins, the chain's reputation still rests on its burgers and fries. And while the public health issues like obesity are far too complex to blame McDonald's alone, maybe a Happy Meal isn't really the way to go for weight loss.
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