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San Fran OKs law requiring healthier kids' meals

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — McDonald's Corp. representatives say a law freshly passed by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors will take the joy out of Happy Meals.

The board on Tuesday voted to approve an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in fast food children's meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.

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

Supervisors and activists who support the measure say they hope obesity-curbing efforts like it would eventually spread to other cities, states and the country.

The measure would go into effect December 2011 if supervisors again approve it after an expected veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

 

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