News Nugget: New SF law limits Happy Meal toys

San Francisco just became the first major city in the U.S. to pass a law that cracks down on giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children, like McDonald’s Happy Meals. The new law would only let restaurants include toys with kids’ meals that are less than 600 calories, have fruits and vegetables, and include drinks without a lot of fat or sugar.

Santa Clara county passed a similar law earlier this year. And a consumer group has threatened to sue McDonald’s if it does not stop using toys to promote Happy Meals.


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