Santa Clara County Supervisors: Toy Ban For Fast Food

By Peter Chubb - Apr 28, 2010

Santa Clara County Supervisors have not been happy for a while about obese children, which is why they have now decided to issue a toy ban for fast food restaurants. For fast food chains such as Burger King and McDonalds to be able to give away free toys, they cannot exceed the set levels of calories, fat, salt and sugar.

The vote passed 3-2 and is thought to be the first of its kind, we wonder if other counties or states will follow. This action has been taken to try and reign in fast food restaurants that try to promote their unhealthy food by offering children an incentive.

SFGate reports that those who do not abide by the law will run the risk of a of a $1,000 fine for violations. As you would imagine the California Restaurant Association opposed the ban and have just 90 days to come up with an alternative solution. The fine that we mentioned above will be for each meal they sell with a toy.

We know that these kid’s meals are very poplar with the kids and the free toy is certainly an incentive for our children to keep on about buying them one of these meals. Are you happy with this ban?

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