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Nutritionist Keeps McDonald’s Happy Meal for One Year

Glancing at the two McDonald’s Happy Meals pictured here, you may feel they look pretty much identical.  However, this is the same meal, photographed 12 months apart.

Where any other food might be a moldy, decomposing mess after a year, the McDonald’s Happy Meal shows few signs of rotting apart from the beef patty shriveling and the stale burger bun cracking.   Proof, says the nutritionist who took these photographs, that it contains so many preservatives that it is bad for the children it is aimed at.

Joann Bruso said: ‘Food is supposed to decompose, go bad and smell foul eventually. The fact that it has not decomposed shows you how unhealthy it is for children.’ 

Mrs Bruso left the Happy Meal uncovered on a shelf at her home near Denver, Colorado, to see what would happen. She has revealed the results on her blog, in which she gives healthy eating advice to parents.

The 62-year-old, who has eight grandchildren, admitted that the arid temperature of her home near the Rocky Mountains meant there was little moisture in the air with which to speed decomposition.   But she added that during the year-long experiment, no flies or other insects were attracted to the food.  She said “I had the windows open many times, but flies and other insects just ignored the Happy Meal. What does that tell you, if they can’t be bothered with it?  Food is broken down into its essential nutrients in our bodies and turned into fuel.  Our children grow strong bodies when they eat real food.  If flies ignore a Happy Meal and microbes don’t decompose it, then your child’s body can’t properly metabolize it either.  Now you know why it’s called junk food.”

If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, then you know how I feel about McDonalds and their attempts at seducing your children to eat their burgers.  However last time I checked, no child comes out of the womb wanting a McDonald’s Happy Meal. That’s right parents…I’m talking to you.  Read this, and hopefully you’ll see the light.

 In the mean time, watch these videos…if you want to see what four year-old burgers look like.

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