I can't deny the kids do eat MacD's as treats - all four dc had one post eleven plus.
They are becoming a little skeptical in their age, though. They truly believe nuggets are chickens eyeballs and remember a photo in the Sunday times supplement years ago of a "mud mountain" that was apparently beef.
They still eat nuggets and chips, though.
I have a diabetic daughter with an eating disorder, she now won't eat MacD's and eats just fruit instead. How I wish she would eat anything, even junk food.
At school, dc are mostly thin when they are at primary school age. I feel so sorry for obese children. We know one who already uses a stick (I guess her hips may cause her pain) and walking looks difficult. Her mother is the same. When we went to look round a museum with Brownies, all she wanted to do was eat MacD's. It's sad.
And remember it is obesity and life style that contribute to Diabetes Type 2, not Type 1 - my dd and all of us get upset and angry when people are surprised she is thin when she has diabetes - type 1.
My dc are also surprised when they go to friends' houses, their friends eat more than we do. Maybe my kids are thin because I underfeed them. We will not be ordering MacD's or any other junk food. But I'm sure we will continue to eat them - as a treat and not often.