Thursday, November 4, 2010

San Francisco Bans Toys from McDonald's Happy Meals

San Francisco is no longer a Happy place for children.
In a new law that passed this past Tuesday, restaurants will only be able to dole out swag with meals that have less than 600 calories (food and drink combined), and no more than 35 percent of the calories can come from fat.
San Francisco lawmakers argue they are protecting kids from unhealthy food. "Our children are sick. Rates of obesity in San Francisco are disturbingly high, especially among children of color," said San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure.
"This is a challenge to the restaurant industry to think about children's health first and join the wide range of local restaurants that have already made this commitment," Mar said.
It will take more than the loss of a beanie baby to keep my kid away from McDonald's fries... What do you think? Would your family go to McDonald's less if there were no toys in the Happy Meals?