San Francisco OKs Law Requiring Healthier Kids' Meals

November 2, 2010 - 5:47 PM

San Francisco (AP) - For some veggies-hating children, Happy Meals won't be so happy anymore.

San Francisco lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday that would limit toy giveaways in children's meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.

The city's Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 on Tuesday to approve the ordinance, which they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald's to make their children's meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.

The measure drew enough support to overcome an expected veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Supervisors say the law would make San Francisco the first major city to take this action to combat childhood obesity.

McDonald's has said the law threatens business and restricts parents' ability to make choices for their children.