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Wholesome Choices

From the apple slices in our Happy Meals to the whole grains in our Fruit ’n Maple Oatmeal to the vegetables in our Premium Salads, McDonald’s helps you make smart meal decisions each and every day.

Wholesome Choices

A quick glance at our menu can help our customers of all ages make balanced choices and enjoy options that are recommended food groups from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate.

  • Milk: Our 1% Low-fat White Milk Jug and Fat-free Chocolate Milk Jug each provide 30% of the Daily Value for calcium, offering one of the three daily recommended servings of dairy.
  • Fruit: Apple Slices provide about ¼ cup of fruit and the McCafé Smoothies are made with at least ½ serving of fruit. Minute Maid® 100% Apple Juice Box (6.75 fl.oz) counts as one serving of fruit (½ cup/4 fl. oz of 100% juice). These choices contribute to an individual's daily recommended intake for fruit.1
  • Protein: Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Grilled Chicken Snack Wraps are made with boneless, skinless white meat chicken.
  • Whole Grains: Fruit & Maple Oatmeal delivers 32 grams of whole grain – that's two servings of whole grain – and our bakery style bun served with Premium Chicken Sandwiches provides 8 grams of whole grain or ½ serving of whole grain. Both choices contribute to the minimum daily recommendation of 48 grams of whole grain.
  • Vegetables: McDonald's Premium Salads provide about three cups of vegetables while the Side Salad provides about two cups of vegetables, contributing to an individual's daily recommended intake for vegetables.
  • It may surprise you to learn that one of our new Happy Meals featuring 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, Apple Slices, Kids Fries and 1% Low-fat White Milk Jug delivers protein, one cup of 1% low-fat white milk, about ¼ cup of fruit, and essential nutrients including calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin D.

1. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommends that the majority of fruit should come from whole fruits, including fresh, canned, frozen, and dried forms, rather than from juice.