The Washington Post asks us to rethink Happy Meals...
Since the 1970's, when the Happy Meal was developed by a Midwestern advertising executive, McDonald's has made incentivizing food choices something of an art form. The little box of fast-food calories with a little toy surprise has proven to be so appealing to children that in 2010 San Francisco passed a law prohibiting toys from being sold with meals that fail to meet certain nutritional standards.
Now, researchers are looking at ways of using a similar model to get kids to choose fruits and vegetables with their school lunches.
At Learning ZoneXpress, we've been reframing happy meal incentives for years. Here are a few samples...
Moose Foodscapes Temporary Tattoos
Promote nutrition with fun food character tattoos. Ideal for contest prizes and incentives.
Directions for tattoo application and removal on reverse side.
Set of 100. Size: 1.5" x 1.5".
This product contains small parts. Not intended for children under age 3.
The Moose Tattoos are a great incentive or prize.
Super Deluxe Healthy Choices Prize Box
Reward healthy behavior without sweets with fun and colorful incentives from the Super Deluxe Healthy Choices Prize Box. More than 1,500 incentives and giveaways included in this prize box – all in an easy-to-store carrying case!
The Super Deluxe Healthy Choices Prize Box includes:
100 Fruit & Veggie Farm Bookmarks (910084)
100 Healthy Snacks Bookmarks (910086)
100 Active Kids MyPlate Bookmark (910092)
100 Fruit & Vegetables Beyond Bookmarks (9160)
300 Foodscapes Temporary Tattoos (9558)
200 Foodscapes Stickers (906100)
200 Foodscapes II Stickers (9062)
200 Foodscapes Universal Stickers (9064)
200 Healthy Eating Stickers (916501)
8 Plush Garden Heroes Characters (Pear, Cantaloupe, Eggplant and Spinach)
Sweet Potato Foodscapes Notepads
Write nutritious notes featuring creative food characters with these note pads. Great for incentives, giveaways and gifts.
20 packs of note pads, 50 sheets per pad
Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
The Sweet Potato Notepads are a great incentive or prize.