San Francisco is the second place to enact toy restrictions on unhealthy happy meals.
The New York Times featured a brief, thorough article on the happening. But there were a few holes in the story, primarily in the choice of sources.
The group primarily effected by this enactment are children, and not one is mentioned. Instead used are spokespeople from McDonald's and for the mayor.
Perhaps the McDonald's spokeswoman was standing up for this misrepresented group, as quoted by the NY Times:
McDonald’s called the bill misguided. “It’s not what our customers want,” said Danya Proud, a spokeswoman for the company, in a statement. “Nor is it something they asked for.”
The Associated Press, on the other hand, supplied a child's point of view.
But 13-year-old David Sanchez, of San Francisco, said getting rid of the toy giveaway in the meals shouldn't deter sales.
Another missing link in the NY Times article was the lack of nutritional reference. They mentioned what some of the parameters sould be, however, the point of reference was not there. Many fast food chains now have easily accessible.
For example, if they had looked at McDonald's website, a cheeseburger happy meal with apple dippers and a chocolate milk (the highest calorie counts of the "healthy" meals) the count is approximately 575, which is below the maximum of 600 calories.