Nov
28

SF approves healthier kids’ meals ordinance

Posted in food
by Lorain County Moms

By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco lawmakers have voted to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto and to pass a law prohibiting fast-food restaurants from including toys with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines.

The city’s Board of Supervisors gave the measure final approval with an 8-3 vote on Tuesday. It goes into effect in December 2011.

The ordinance prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 640 milligrams of sodium, 600 calories or 35 percent of their calories from fat.

The law also limits saturated fats and transfats and requires fruits or vegetables to be served with each meal that includes a toy.

Supervisor Eric Mar, the measure’s chief sponsor, says the ordinance will help create healthier choices.

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