Happy Meal toys banned in San Francisco

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has voted to prohibit fast food restaurants from offering free toys with high-calorie, high-fat kids meals, making it the first city in the United States to establish health requirements for such promotions.

The ordinance, which was passed by an 8-to-3 margin, is considered “veto proof” as it has enough votes to overturn a rejection by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome, an opponent of the legislation.

It is currently scheduled to go into effect in December 2011 and will only allow restaurants like McDonalds or Burger King to offer toys in kids’ meals if they contain fewer than 600 total calories (including the drink) and if fat makes up less than 35-percent of the meal’s caloric content.

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