San Francisco toy ban takes the ‘happy’ out of Happy Meals

While I think unhealthy meals shouldn't be rewarded with toys... this is the merchant and consumer's choice, not the government's choice... this really bugs me.




"Ronald McDonald isn’t smiling.

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that fail to meet certain nutritional guidelines. Happy Meals must now be healthy meals.

The city’s Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to preliminarily approve the ordinance, enough to ensure it cannot be vetoed by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who won his bid to become lieutenant governor on Tuesday and who opposes the bill. If it passes a final vote next week, the law will come in to effect in December of 2011." See the rest HERE