San Francisco bans Happy Meals

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors says no toys with calorie heavy means allowed

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One would think that given the state of our nation governing bodies would have really important things to legislate.  It can be argued that obesity is a serious problem in our country so read this story and let us know what you think:

A McDonald’s Happy Meal ban is still on in San Francisco, despite efforts by the mayor to veto the measure. The Board of Supervisors out-voted the veto and saved the law barring all fast-food restaurants from handing out toys with meals—unless they reduce fat and sugar. Mayor Gavin Newsom said the measure “goes too far,” and that parents, not the city, should determine what their kids can eat, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Backers say the law, which will take effect in a year, “holds the fast-food industry accountable for creating healthier choices for our kids,” said a city supervisor.

This story inspired this author to go hunting for weird government bans and found a whole bunch of craziness right here.

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2 Responses to San Francisco bans Happy Meals

  1. Barry West

    September 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Hey don’t these commissioners have anything better to do? There’s a lot more important stuff going on in the city of SF.

  2. Jersey.Girl

    December 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I’m not certain I agree but you have the right to say it.