During the San Francisco Happy Meal dispute, McDonald’s VP of Nutrition and Menu Strategy Karen Wells claimed that “…our Happy Meals are frequently more balanced than either school lunches or meals served at home.” Ever since I read that, I’ve been wondering if it’s true. I’m finally going to compare numbers to find out.
We covered the San Francisco Happy Meal toy ban from beginning to end and then some, delving into a couple of different angles and topics. But one thing we didn’t spend a lot of time looking at was the strictly legal precedence for the ban, the legal details. Well, we aren’t lawyers, so it’s not a big surprise, but I recently read a cool, interesting, easy-to-read post on this topic (written by a lawyer) and thought it not only warranted but required a quick share.
Marion Nestle of Food Politics weighs in on a Harvard School of Public Health forum on “who decides what your children eat.” She makes some very compelling points supporting the recent Happy Meal toy ban in San Francisco.
As you’ve probably heard, San Francisco is seriously considering banning toys from unhealthy fast food meals (most notably, McDonald’s Happy Meals). There is reportedly a lot of support for the [ … ]
San Francisco may ban happy meals to break the link between unhealthy kids’ meals and incentive toys.
Author Joan Bruno has been hanging onto a McDonald’s Happy Meal for a whole year. She recently revealed that the food was so full of preservatives that it had not [ … ]