Yesterday, the proposed legislation that would remove toys from kids meals in San Francisco unless they met specific health requirement got one step closer to reality, as a board of supervisors committee recommended that the law go before the full board for a vote.
Writes the San Francisco Chronicle:
[Board member] Mar has proposed banning toys in McDonalds’ Happy Meals and other meals targeted at kids unless their sugar, sodium and fat totals are limited and they include a half-cup apiece of fruit and vegetables. Mar maintains “the modest effort” will help curb the burgeoning levels of obesity in children.
The proposal will now go before the full board on Oct. 19. San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom has already declared his intent to veto the bill, but the board can still override that veto with enough votes.
Happy Meals toy ban moves forward [SFGate.com]