San Francisco Bans the Happy Meal

Now i used to be a bit of a pork chop when i was younger and lost my weight due to Weight watchers, luckily i also didn’t have a McDonalds where i grew up until i was about 15 but check out what San Francisco has done for saving the kiddie winks from getting fat. San Francisco has effectively banned happy meals.

In order to include a toy with purchase, these new, unhappier meals must meet a checklist of nutritional requirements (PDF):

• The meal can’t exceed 600 calories
• 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

In my opinion this can only be a good thing as anything that minimises obesity is a step in the right direction. Its just a shame that it looks like little fella aren’t getting any more toys.

Via Gizmodo

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