Do you think it's OK for the government to ban a company product, particularly McDonald's Happy Meals? San Francisco is the first city to rule that restaurants can't serve free toys with meals that contain more than 600 calories, and a certain amount of sugar and fat, reports the Los Angeles Times. Further, the city's board of supervisors ordained that fruit and vegetables should be served with meals that come with toys.
This move against serving kids junk food with free toys is brought about by the nationwide child obesity epidemic that Supervisor Eric Mar says "is making our kids sick, particularly kids from low income neighborhoods, at an alarming rate. It's a survival issue and a day-to-day issue." Mar adds that the money that will be spent to fight diseases triggered by obesity will cost up to billions of dollars. I'm asking, is this Happy Meal ban a savvy move?