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McDonald's to remove cheeseburgers, chocolate milk from Happy Meal

McDonald's Corp. said Feb. 15 that it will remove cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal as part of the company's commitment to healthier food.

Cheeseburger in the Happy Meal will be replaced by hamburger. However, cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will still be available on request.

The Illinois-based fast-food chain also said starting June this year, all the meal combinations offered on Happy Meal menu boards in the U.S. will be 600 calories or fewer. The meal combinations will also be in compliance with the new criteria for added sugar and saturated fat. By the end of 2022, at least 50% or more of Happy Meals listed on menus around the world will be less than or equal to 600 calories.

The company also said it will simplify ingredients by removing artificial flavors and added colors where "feasible." McDonald's will also add bottled water as a beverage choice on Happy Meal menu boards.