05 October 2010

San Francisco takes steps to ban toy giveaways in unhealthy kids' meals

San Francisco lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a law that would ban fast food restaurants from putting toys in unhealthy kids' meals that do not contain fruits and vegetables and that are laden with fat and sugar.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 yesterday to pass the ordinance.

Under the Proposal, McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants could only include toys in meals that contain a half-cup each of fruit and vegetables and limited amounts of sugar, sodium and fat.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw
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