Thursday October 7, 2010
From SlashFood: If you want to buy your kid a Happy Meal with Chicken McNuggets and fries in San Francisco, don't expect to find a toy inside.
A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted,
3 - 0, to pass a proposed new rule banning toys from kids' meals unless
they meet nutritional standards set by the board, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
In order to include toys, restaurants like McDonald's must limit the meals' sugar, sodium and fat content and include a half-cup of fruit and vegetables.
The legislation was put forth by board Supervisor Eric Mar as a "modest effort" to help curb childhood obesity, the Chronicle reported.
The board is expected to vote on October 19, but San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has said he will veto the bill. If the mayor does veto the bill, the vote will depend on board Supervisor Bevan Dufty, the paper reported.
"I feel like I can see both sides of it, and I'm trying to navigate in my head what's the right way to go," Dufty told the Chronicle. "I continue my reputation!"
Dufty told the paper he took his four-year-old daughter to McDonald's once, but she only ate fries.
"I have a child that is challenging on nutritional intake so I bring that perspective to it," Dufty said.Read more: http://www.slashfood.com