I posted this in another group for another discussion, but it really does apply to this post as well.
Let's compare Happy Meals, I got my info from the McDonald's nutrition information list.
Happy meal #1 is 4 piece chicken nuggets, fries, and Sprite.
In this meal there are 530 calories, 550 mg of sodium, and 28 g of sugar.
Happy meal #2 is 4 piece chicken nuggets, apple dippers with carmel dip and chocolate milk.
In this meal there are 460 calories, 545 mg sodium, and 40 g of sugar.
When looking at them like this I really can't say that happy meal #2 is any more healthy than happy meal #1. The whole point to all of this is to point out that sometimes what we perceive to be the healthy option really isn't any better than the perceived unhealthy option.