From KSDK, San Francisco...
"San Francisco supervisors will wait to vote on banning toys from fast food meals.
The vote was scheduled for Monday, but was postponed after a few amendments were made."
Darn choking hazards. Can't the Chinese make our toys a little bigger than our airways..."If the ban does pass, it would require meals for kids meet certain nutritional requirements in order to also have a toy."
That didn't just happen...
"'Meals must contains fruits and vegetables and must not exceed 600 calories and must not have beverages that have excessive fat or sugar,' said Eric Mar, San Francisco Supervisor."
There goes pizza night...
"Health advocates say fast food restaurants use these promotional toys to lure low-income children into diets high in sugar, fat and salt."
Aren't all children "low-income?" How many 12 year-olds fill out 1040s? Justin Bieber notwithstanding...
"'The youth in my community are getting diet-related diseases like diabetes and hypertension at younger and younger ages,'" said Jamilah Toops, a San Francisco Resident.
Well, Jamilah, the youth in your community need to make better choices for themselves.
"'We can use the toy in our advertisement to promote and educate on nutrition. We advertise our all white meat nuggets, our apple dippers, our low-fat white milk,' said Karen Wells, VP of nutrition for McDonalds."
"The McDonalds corporation flew in executives from Chicago to tout what they describe as healthier menu options and to oppose the measure. 'I'm a parent. I have two small children. I decide what my children will eat and what toy or what the environment will be..."
Wait. Your saying that parents are responsible for their kids' diets? Ha! Next you'll be telling us we have to instill virtues or a basic set of values. I'm too busy blogging.