Happy Meal ban: End of childhood
While San Francisco Giants' fans were busy going hog-wild after the World Series win, the city was busy taking the happy out of Happy Meals.
In an 8-3 vote on Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that would ban toy giveaways in fast food children's meals unless they have limited calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.
Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to veto the ordinance, but it has enough of a majority of votes to overcome the veto.
Although this does help with that whole crisis of obese children in the U.S. (and yes, it is a major crisis), bloggers and San Franciscans alike are mourning the death of that childhood rite of passage of gripping that brand new toy with grease-stained fingers.
San Franciscans will just have to drown their sorrows in some McRibs.
| November 4, 2010; 9:32 AM ET
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