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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

San Francisco Moves toward Limiting Toys in Fast-Food Meals

“The free toys that McDonald’s and other fast-food establishments give away with Happy Meals and kids’ meals that don’t have reduced sodium, sugar and fat will be nothing but happy memories in San Francisco, if legislation approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors stands. The proposed law, pitched by sponsors as a tool to help combat childhood obesity, wouldn’t ban the toys outright. Instead, it would allow them only if the recipes are tweaked to make them healthier.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Get the kids used to government restrictions early.

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