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Toys May Be Banned in Happy Meals in San Francisco

Posted Nov 03 2010 12:00am

Children living in the San Francisco area may soon have their McDonald’s “Happy Meal” without a toy. The city’s Board of Supervisors gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a law that bans restaurants fromproviding toys with kid’s meals that are loaded with calories, fat, and sugar. If the ordinance passes its final vote next week, it will go into effect in December 201. Restaurants will only be able to give toys away with kids’ meals if they meet certain specifications. They cannot contain more than 600 calories or 640 milligrams of sodium, and no more than 35 percent of calories can come from fat. Meals must also come with at least a half-cup serving of fruit and a three-quarter-cup serving of vegetables. Beverages that come with the meal also have to be low in fat and sugar,

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