"CEO Thompson, don't you think a good place to start would be to leave our children alone and let us parents decide what's best for them?" she asked.
Shulman said her organization has 100,000 members and works with tens of thousands of health professionals as part of its campaign to help families eat healthier. The organization also brought mothers representing communities of color to the shareholder meeting, hoping to stop McDonald's from targeting them.
"Yesterday was a unique chance to bring together these key constituencies who have concerns," Shulman said.
Shulman said Corporate Accountability International is not a shareholder of McDonald's. Some members of the organization own one share of the company and lent out their proxies.
"Our main goal is to protect people from irresponsible and dangerous actions around the world," Shulman said, advocating for actions against Nestle, General Electric, and Philip Morris.
Shulman said the organization's longest-running campaign is challenging big tobacco.