San Francisco to ban toys in unhealthy fast-food meals

 BBC News


San Francisco has passed a law barring fast-food restaurants from giving away toys with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines.

San Francisco is the first major US city to approve a measure of this kind.

The law, which takes effect in December 2011, says children’s meals including toys must have fewer than 600 calories and 640mg of sodium, and derive less than 35% of their calories from fat.

The ordinance was passed in a 8-3 vote by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

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