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Happy Meal ban: End of childhood dreams obesity?

By Melissa Bell

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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.

By Melissa Bell  | November 4, 2010; 9:32 AM ET
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FAST FOOD IS NOT THE PROBLEM:

The drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!!

Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis NOT SODA!

The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank!

The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis

A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story

just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

Posted by: healing1 | November 4, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Wow, these guys are smart. They know how to parent for everyone, so it is really good that they are taking their time to tell us ignorant parents on how to raise our children. At some point we should just give the government all our kids since these highly intelligent people know what is better for them and us. It's really great living in a society where these elite government types will use their superior brain power to help dumb and incompetent degenerates like you and me...It's about time they take over more of our lives, and I can't wait to see what else in my life I need to do next!

Posted by: Bosoxfan | November 4, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Dumb paternalistic measure that does not solve the problem. Toys in Happy Meals will not stop kids eating McDonalds. Rather, it make SF look like a bunch of clowns. This is an area where the government has no business legislating.

Posted by: CommonGuy | November 10, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

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