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April 17, 2012 > Happy Meals contest

Happy Meals contest

Submitted By Riana Dadlani

As part of its commitment to offer improved nutritional menu selections to customers, McDonald's is launching the "Happy Meal Chefs" contest. This unique opportunity gives parent-and-child teams the opportunity to help create and test new, nutrition-minded Happy Meal choices alongside McDonald's Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut.

Every McDonald's Happy Meal now automatically includes apple slices and a new kid-size fry. However, they continue to develop and test new menu offerings, and this contest provides the ability for kids to create their own Happy Meal.

The contest runs until April 18, 2012 and will award two "Happy Meal Chefs" titles as well as send the top 10 finalists and their families to the London Olympics.

Participants must answer a brief questionnaire and submit a short video online that creatively showcases their family mealtime. They're also encouraged to learn about and feature recommended food groups from the USDA's MyPlate, the balanced-eating symbol based on federal dietary guidelines.

Parents or legal guardians with kids ages eight to 11 are eligible to enter online at the Happy Meal Chefs contest page:

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