McDonalds

Common Sense Media says

We're not exactly lovin' it.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

Subtle but present.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site is an interesting mix of marketing and education. In many parts of the site, you'd be hard-pressed to figure out what's being sold. There are Golden Arches marketing messages all over the site, but they're very subtle.

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

\"Bag a McMeal\" is not really a game, but it feels like one. Select a food category, such as \"Sandwiches.\" Now pick a hamburger and drag it into the bag. Keep dragging in items until you're full. Then click to find out the nutritional value of your selections. Reinforcing what was learned above, McDonalds offers a section on nutrition called Willie Munchright, with streaming media and bright, colorful food pyramid posters available for download. Other educational areas of the site include \"365 Black,\" which features famous African-Americans and their contributions to American history. The \"I Am Asian\" section jumps to a special mini-site celebrating Asian Americans. In it, you can read about Asian-American holidays, watch a video of a lion dance celebration, and learn fascinating facts.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Despite all its politically correct good intentions, the site is boring. The graphics are slow to load, the Happy Meal game is soporific, and the site lacks charm. It's harmless, but there's no reason to visit it more than once.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about fast food. Why is it so popular? What choices can you make at a fast-food restaurant that are more nutritious than others?

Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent Written byMoserkat July 21, 2013
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5
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By gods...

By fuc*ing god.... Dear fu*king god humanity... ok first of all its just to get more fuc*ing money... Il say it again there money whores MONEY FU*KING WHORES. Oh yeah me Donald's perfect place to go on a date... *oh if you think I'm joking then you are a mouth breather* ok so if you want them to advertise there shi*ty food that will kill you when your 39 go for it, if you really want food fast food then go to Wait there is no good fast food...
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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this is bad food

its bad for your body people! well if u want be obese eat then idk
Kid, 9 years old July 25, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

I'm hatin' it.

McDonald's is not only not for kids, it's not for anyone. Their food will make you fat.

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