McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Nutrition Information

Items from the Kids' Menus with the Lowest and Highest Calories and Fat

Finding out the McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meal nutrition information takes a bit of research. The good news is, McDonald's has made many improvements to its website to make sure you can access the info you need to make a well-informed decision before you order for your children.

As for the Happy Meal, McDonald's has made many changes to this fast food staple over the years. The first Happy Meals offered in 1979 let you choose between a hamburger or cheeseburger and came...MORE with fries, cookies, a drink and a toy. In 1983, chicken nuggets were added to the options.

Today's kids' meals from McDonald's now include your traditional Happy Meal but also a Mighty Kids Meal for older children that come with more food. Both options come with an entree, side item, drink and a toy.

The Happy Meal's entrees include a hamburger, cheeseburger or 4-piece chicken McNuggets. Entrees for the Mighty Kids Meals are the larger-portioned 6-piece chicken McNuggets or a double cheeseburger.

Side items are small french fries, low fat strawberry yogurt or apple slices. Drinks include 1% low fat milk, fat free chocolate milk, small soda or an apple juice box.

Like most fast food restaurants, McDonald's continues to work on bringing that calorie and fat gram count down. Every time this article is updated, there's a trend of items being replaced with healthier options or the mainstays like chicken McNuggets dropping 10 calories to make those nutritional values better.

One of the best examples comes from the highest calorie items on the list. In 2011, the calories for the cheeseburger meal sat at 700 while the fat grams were a whopping 26. Today, the value is at 590 calories with 23.5 fat grams. While still not as healthy as a salad for lunch, the newer options are proof that the nutrition content can continue to be improved without sacrificing flavor.

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    Navigating McDonald's Nutrition Info

    A picture of a Happy Meal
    Find out the nutritional information of McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals to decide which option is right for your child. Photo © David Paul Morris / Getty Images

    Within a few clicks, you can find nutrition info for McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Meals on the company's website. The company even has a website devoted to the Happy Meal at HappyMeal.com.

    McDonald's has made changes to its website so now you can see each item's calorie and fat gram count instead of having the whole meals nutritional information lumped together only. Now, you get both. You can see the total count of calories for each item you've built into your personal...MORE menu as well as click on an individual item to learn more about its nutritional content.

    Unlike most other fast food restaurants, McDonald's offers french fries plus a healthy treat. You can choose from low fat strawberry yogurt or apple slices as opposed other restaurants that only offer french fries or a fruit. At McDonald's, you get more food that way but if you're trying to keep the kids away from french fries, each Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal automatically includes fries in addition to that healthier item of yogurt or apple slices.

    The information below lists the McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals with the highest and lowest calories and fat grams.

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    McDonald's Happy Meal Selection - Lowest in Calories and Fat Grams


    4-Piece Chicken McNuggets
    180 Calories
    11 Fat Grams

    French Fries
    110 Calories
    5 Fat Grams

    Apple Slices
    15 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    • Apple Juice Box
    80 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    Meal Total
    385 Calories
    16 Fat Grams

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    McDonald's Happy Meal Selection - Highest in Calories and Fat Grams


    Cheeseburger
    300 Calories
    12 Fat Grams

    French Fries
    110 Calories
    11 Fat Grams

    • Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt
    50 Calories
    0.5 Fat Grams

    • Fat Free Chocolate Milk
    130 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    Meal Total
    590 Calories
    23.5 Fat Grams

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    McDonald's Mighty Meal Selection - Lowest in Calories and Fat Grams


    6-Piece Chicken McNuggets
    270 Calories
    16 Fat Grams

    French Fries
    110 Calories
    5 Fat Grams

    Apple Slices
    15 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    Minute Maid Apple Juice Box
    80 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    Meal Total
    475 Calories
    21 Fat Grams

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    McDonald's Mighty Meal Selection - Highest in Calories and Fat Grams


    Double Cheeseburger
    430 Calories
    22 Fat Grams

    French Fries
    110 Calories
    11 Fat Grams

    • Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt
    50 Calories
    0.5 Fat Grams

    • Fat Free Chocolate Milk
    130 Calories
    0 Fat Grams

    Meal Total
    720 Calories
    33.5 Fat Grams


    Source: McDonald's
    Data last verified: November 1, 2016


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    Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to provide nutritional recommendations. See the restaurant's menu...MORE for complete nutritional facts and learn more about making healthy choices for your child.

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    News About McDonald's Kids' Meals