San Francisco May Ban Free Toys With Fatty Fast-Food
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – A proposed San Francisco law that would ban toy giveaways with fatty fast-food meals is set to get its first hearing.
The hearing before the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the proposal would make it illegal for kids meals to come with toys if the meals exceed limits on calories, fat, sugar and salt. It would apply to all restaurants but appears aimed specifically at fast-food establishments such as McDonald’s that include toys in kids meals.
Supervisor Eric Mar, who proposed the ban, says the toys draw children to the unhealthy meals, which in turn can contribute to childhood obesity.
But officials with the restaurant industry say the proposal is an example of government regulation going too far.
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