Happy Meals vs. Healthy Meals
In a little more than a year, the children of San Francisco may be saying so-long to the McDonald’s Happy Meals you and I enjoyed in our youth. The city’s Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday (on a veto-proof vote) to pass a law that prohibits restaurants from giving away free toys with unhealthy kids’ meals.
So … what does the Board consider healthy?
If McDonalds wants to continue its practice of packaging Hot Wheels with hamburgers, then the meal will have to be less than 600 calories (its currently 640 calories for a Cheeseburger Happy Meal with French fries and a Sprite). Any meal with a toy must also contain fruits and vegetables AND include a drink without excessive fat or sugar.
So … what do you think about this law? Is it a good idea that merely helps promote the well-being of America’s children? Or do you think the Board is overstepping its bounds?