Statement at McDonald's Annual Shareholders' Meeting: Hannah Robertson, age 9
My name is Hannah, and I am nine years old. My mom has taught me that there are things in life that just aren't fair. Like when your pet dies, or you have to miss a special event because you have a cold. Something that I don't think is fair is when big companies try to trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them by using toys and cartoon characters. If parents haven't taught their kids about healthy eating then the kids probably believe that junk food is good for them because it might taste good.
Then they will just keep bugging their parents to give them that food. It isn't fair that there are so many kids my age and younger that are getting really sick with diseases like diabetes and obesity. That is really sad. It would be nice if you stopped trying to trick kids into wanting to eat your food all the time. I make cooking videos with my mom that show kids that eating healthy can be fun and yummy. We teach them that eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies makes kids healthier, smarter and happier because that is the truth.
Mr. Thompson, don't you want kids to be healthy so they can live a long and happy life?