McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers out of the Happy Meal

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- McDonald's is making Happy Meals healthier.


By 2022, cheeseburgers won't be part of the menu for the kids' meals, although parents can still ask for them. The main choices will be hamburgers and four- and six-piece Chicken McNuggets. And the French fry sizes will be smaller.

Bottled water will be added to Happy Meals later this year, and chocolate milk will come with less sugar. McDonald's also pledged to serve more fruits, vegetables and grains.

All Happy Meals in the United States will have 600 calories or less by June, and at least half of stores and drive-throughs around the world will meet that target by 2022. McDonald's says the calorie count in an average Happy Meal will come down 20%.