Written by PETA
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted to require restaurant kids' meals that come with free toys to contain fewer than 600 calories, include fruits and veggies, and exclude fat- and sugar-laden beverages. And (surprise!) McDonald's Happy Meal doesn't make the cut.
As a kid (before I went vegetarian "cold turkey" at age 10 after realizing that meat comes from a living, breathing being), I would beg my parents to take me to Mickey D's for the latest cheap plastic doodad. I couldn't have cared less about the fat-and-cholesterol bomb in a bun that came with it, but the toy lured me (and my parents) to the drive-through month after month.
With 15 percent of American children now classified as overweight or obese—putting them in danger of serious health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—stopping restaurants like McDonald's from using "kid bait" to market unhealthy animal flesh to children seems like a pretty good idea to this former Happy Meal lover.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
by the way SAMI you rock... 100% agree with you.. thank you for having a brain!!! Ocean17. Our culture is full of bad things. true. but one happy meal a month isn't killing a Nation. BAD DECISIONS BY STUPID PEOPLE ARE. Do you bike/walk to work? I doubt it. take a metro or subway? you are contributing. get off your high horse
These comments on here are so far out there I thought I was on a political sight. Parents should parent their child not the goverment. My child eats at mcdonals she loves the happy meals and the stupid toy that goes right along with it. My child is not obese and she enjoys this extra treat every once in a while. seriously you people crack me up. People will still eat at Mcdonalds and if they aren't controlling what their kids eat now that isn't going to change because theirs no toy. How can you call yourself parents when you cant even tell your children no. Ive been to mcdonalds and you can have a happy meal without the toy it is a option. So when you go ask for no toy but then again you dont want to have to say no to your babies so you want the goverment to do it for you. If you cant control and monitor your child and watch what they eat and what they dont eat. Don't have kids.
There are many forms of child abuse, ranging from leaving a child unattended in a car to locking them in a closet and starving them. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that setting a child up for a lifetime of poor eating habits that may very well result in premature death from a heart attack falls somewhere in that spectrum.
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