San Francisco’s city Board of Supervisors overrode Mayor Newsom’s veto, making the Happy Meal ban official.
The ban’s supporters say that Happy Meals and marketing schemes like it prey on kids by offering toys. In fact, the ban doesn’t really even outlaw Happy Meals – just the toy. Here are some specifics from the ban’s official summary:
To provide an incentive item, meals must contain fruits and vegetables, not exceed 600 calories or 200 calories for a single food item and must not have beverages that have excessive fat or sugar.
Opponents argue that this is yet another nanny law and that the government should leave kids’ food choices up to parents.
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