A California mother of two and The Center for Science in the Public Interest are suing McDonald’s Corp. to get the fast-food chain to stop using toys to market meals to young children.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of a city ban on toys being included in fast-food children’s meals that fail to meet health standards.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom planned Friday to veto a city ban on toys being included in fast-food kids’ meals that fail to meet health standards, but the veto will likely be overturned by the Board of Supervisors.
San Francisco is the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children’s meals that don’t meet nutritional guidelines.
San Francisco lawmakers have approved legislation that they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald’s to make their children’s meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.
An effort to force fast-food restaurants to make the meals they market to children healthier passed a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee Monday.
Police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of a Pittsburg Jack in the Box restaurant early Sunday, police Lt. Brian Addington said.
A proposed San Francisco law would ban toy giveaways with fatty fast-food meals.