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02. 09. 12. - 12:45
A charity has donated thousands of children's books to be given away with McDonald's Happy Meals because they think their customers are more likely to have reading difficulties, according to reports in German media.
Child literacy experts Endowment for Reading said the books would be given away instead of toys by the fast food giant all over Germany this month.
And according to the report on the Local.de, the Endowment for Reading described the McDonald's partnership as a "chance to reach children in families with low levels of education".
"We are of the opinion that in light of the shockingly high levels of illiteracy, we need to think outside the box," explained spokeswoman Bettina Muller.
But the move had been rapped by German health watchdogs Foodwatch.
"The Endowment for Reading is supporting a company that has marketed high-calorie burgers, fries and soft drink to children so that they will remain lifelong customers," said a spokesman.
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