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Commentary: The real problem with Happy Meals

It's not about the food. What McDonald's is really selling to children is the party. The package with puzzles just for them. The games. In some places, the playgrounds. And most of all, the toys.

The fast-food giant must be basking in its latest public-relations victory. By announcing recently that it was taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu, it looked like a chain that cared about childhood obesity, while not

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