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
"15% of kids are overweight or obese"
oversimplification or convenient distortion at best, do the math. there is an obesity epidemic here in america, this is well documented. pretty sure you don't have your "facts" straight, no mind, kids today have to suffer through an "eyes wide shut" empty calorie, highly synthetic "junkfood" culture, where apathy, hearltess cruelty, random violence, visible hatred and blank stares are the norm.
"...they are healthy and happy and they love happy meals."
wrong, pony up some real world data please instead of various self-induced "insights" and horrible misconstructions. maybe you should consider switching to a plant based diet, or at least read Skinny *****
if you really care about your childrens health. and happiness. and i suppose that you take them there in your shiny brand new gas-guzzler of a SUV, nevermind wasting valuable and precious resources. sheesh.
"really it's not the food"
well what is it then, come on don't be shy..?
really it's not food, and not meant for humane consumption. really don't have to argue this point. what should bee clear is that a diet high in fats sugars, synthetic chemicals, poisons and animal protein, and is low in actual nutrients ; is linked with heart disease, bowel cancer and other health problems.
it saddens me to think that you apparently believe that taking your children to mickey dees for dinner is a healthy activity and that they are somehow happy. nothing could be further from the truth.
Re: Jackie. If you want to eat yourself to death by gorging on children’s Happy Meals, that’s fine by me. But, regardless if this is America or not, we have a responsibility to monitor our children’s health—and not tempt them with toys, sodium, and saturated fat all stuffed into one deadly package.
Food ban? Sounds very Nazi state to me. What's next ban on smoking, or being gay? I think that I just use my First Amendment right to eat where I want. If you're worried that your children are fat then send them outside to play.
You people are nuts. I understand your plight on behalf of animals and applaud it. but, before we go blaming McD's why don't you look where the real problem lies.. the parents!! Are you going to blame the CAR company for the idiot who crashes the car? NO. In this country people HAVE A CHOICE. People like you are systematically taking choice away from the american people. Do I think people should smoke? NO. But they should have the RIGHT to make that choice. Our country is supposedly FREE. If people want to eat a happy meal that is their choice. what about Alcohol? that is just as if not more damaging then the happy meal.... where is the ban on it? C'mon people... start looking in the mirror and stop blaming everyone else for poor decisions made by YOU.
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