McDonald's have changed their Happy Meals.

McDonald's changes

McDonald's changes

The fast-food chain has announced that instead of serving carrot sticks as an alternative to fries, they will now be giving kids the option to have cucumber sticks.

Marie Emery, head of family marketing at McDonald's, said: ''We are always working on ways to improve our Happy Meal and the introduction of cucumber sticks is an exciting step in this journey.

''It can be tricky to get kids to enjoy their recommended fruit and vegetable intake but customers told us cucumber is a popular choice for families.

''More than a third of children already eat it between 2 and 3 times a week, so we're delighted to be able to offer it as part of our Happy Meal.

''We'll continue to listen to our customers and give them choices that work for their families.''