San Francisco Says "No" to McDonald's, "Yes" to Children
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|Happy Meal toys conveniently packaged in easy-to-use body bags.|
If it wants to continue to include toys in its kid's meals, the Mac and Don boys will have to do the unthinkable--make the meals healthier for children.
According to the new guidelines, McDonald's would have to do the following to keep including toys in those cute little packages of premature heart disease and diabetes:
- The meal cannot exceed 600 calories.
- Must include half cup of vegetables.
- Limits on sodium content and fat calories.
- Must include a multigrain item.
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Maybe McDonald's will give in to these rational requirements but hike up the price of a Happy Meal to the point where it extends our current recession. Or will it go the way of the USDA's 1981 faux pas in deciding to classify ketchup as a fruit/vegetable in student's lunches? We know the executives at McDonald's can be very creative; perhaps they will coat the McNuggets in the aforementioned sand and call them multigrain.
As a "free" country, albeit one that doesn't allow gays to marry or serve openly in the military, we should be able to make our own choices when it comes to ourselves, but not when we are playing with the lives of others. Kids don't know any better about the crap they put in their mouths--they eat balloons, for God's sake.