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San Francisco Has Banned Happy Meals


Alexa

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San Francisco has passed a new health ordinance that requires any food "including a toy prize" to meet specific nutritional requirements.

 

The requirements are as follows:

• Maximum of 600 calories for the meal

• Less than 35 percent of the calories can come from fat (nuts, nut butters, low-fat cheese excepted)

• It's required to have a half cup of vegetables

• Breakfast meals are required to have a half cup of fruit

• Sodium limits

• A multigrain requirement

 

What Mcdonalds could do is just take the toy out and continue selling the Happy Meal, but it isn't very "happy" without the toy now is it? :D:lol: At least now kids in San Francisco won't think it's fun to get fat.

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Source: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2010/1 ... _ban_w.php

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Yup, but of course in common U.S. society it is tradition to solve the symptoms of a problem, and not the problem itself.

 

Unfortunately we do not live in a society based upon principles. Rather than educating parents on proper nutrition, the government feels it is easier to blame the company selling an unhealthy product.

 

Of course, McDonalds is still horrible for marketing unhealthy meals like these specifically towards children.

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