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Unhappy meals: San Francisco seeks to ban free toys at McDonald's

In a move that many parents nationwide may applaud, San Francisco is standing up to McDonald’s. If lawmakers get their way, a newly proposed city ordinance will ban the world’s largest chain of fast-food restaurants from putting toys in their Happy Meals unless the nutritional value of those meals is improved by the addition of more fruits and vegetables and fewer calories. Unsurprisingly,

In a move that many parents nationwide may applaud, San Francisco is standing up to McDonald’s. If lawmakers get their way, a newly proposed city ordinance will ban the world’s largest chain of fast-food restaurants from putting toys in their Happy Meals unless the nutritional value of those meals is improved by the addition of more fruits and vegetables and fewer calories. Unsurprisingly, McDonald’s isn’t taking this proposed legislation lying down. “Parents tell us they want to have the right and responsibility to make their own decisions and decide what’s right for their children – not lawmakers,” said McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud in a statement. Parents, what do you think? Is it San Francisco’s place to police your children’s diet or is it the parents’ responsibility? Do you approve of this legislation? How do you think your kids would react? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section.