The company is trying to cut back on salt, sugar, artificial colours and preservatives on the meals it markets to children. Did Happy Meals just get healthier? McDonald’s certainly wants us to think so. The company has announced that its restaurants will be offering more “balanced meals” with “simplified ingredients.” That’s code for cutting back on salt, sugar, artificial colours and preservatives. Sounds pretty good, right? Healthier Happy Meals should please should parents and kids alike.