San Francisco Says “No Toys with Happy Meals”

Hamburger with a choice of soft drink, low fat milk or apple juice and small fries or apple slices.

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.

The city’s Board of Supervisors passed the law on November 2 on a veto-proof 8-to-3 vote. It takes effect on December 1.

The law would allow toys to be given away with kids’ meals that have less than 600 calories, contain fruits and vegetables, and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar.

Needless to say, McDonald’s is “extremely disappointed” with the decision.

Read the whole story here and McDonald’s response here.