Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This story has dominated the media recently, but, for me, it has triggered very fond memories of happy meals and their toys--and the parental autonomy that allowed me to have them.
From Yahoo! News:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed the law on Tuesday on a veto-proof 8-to-3 vote. It takes effect on December 1.
The law, like an ordinance passed earlier this year in nearby Santa Clara County, would require that restaurant kids' meals meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys.
Read more here.