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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Days of Happy Meals

After legislation that banned all fast-food freebies in Santa Clara, San Francisco lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a law that would prohibit fast-food restaurants from putting toys in children's meals unless they include fruits and vegetables and don't have too many unhealthy calories. ("Happy Meal Ban," Associated Press article, October 4 2010)

McDonald's likely will put up a fierce fight against the CSPI, arguing that its rights to promote Happy Meals are protected under the First Amendment.

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