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San Francisco Makes Kids Frown: Bans Toy Giveaways in Meals

November 3, 2010

By Cara Brooke Schultz

San Francisco lawmakers approved legislation on Tuesday, November 2, that would limit toy giveaways in children's meals specifically those with high calorie intake. San Francisco is the only city in the country that will now forbid any restaurant from including a toy with a meal that doesn't contain specific levels of calories, sugar, and fat mandated by a new ordinance.  However, restaurants are permitted to include a toy if the meal (including beverage) contains fewer than 600 calories (less than 35 percent of the calories can come from fat). The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect December 2011.
 
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