In a move that can be classified as an "only in San Francisco" moment, a committee of the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors voted to move ahead with proposed legislation to ban toys in Happy Meals citing health concerns over sugar, sodium and fat totals. This committee vote came as no surprise to residents of the larger city by the bay as a majority of the Board of Supervisors represent the far-left progressive movement.
Details of Happy Meal Toy Ban
As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as a previous gather.com post by Manuel Rodriguez, San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar recently proposed banning toys in McDonalds' Happy Meals unless their sugar, sodium and fat totals were limited. Moreover, Mar wants these fast food meals to include a half-cup apiece of fruit and vegetables. This effort of banning toys and changing the nutritional content of Happy Meals will help curb the burgeoning levels of obesity in children, according to proponents of the ban.
The full board of Supervisors is due to take up issue on October 19, and Mayor Gavin Newsom has already pledged to veto it.
Never mind that the city is facing a massive budget shortfall, the transportation infrastructure is crumbling, union pension plans are out of control, and the middle class is being push out of the city. No, the city needs to focus on Happy Meal toys. Such a noble, if very misguided, priority.
As mentioned above, "Only in San Francisco!"