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April 30, 2010 / Raffy Pekson II

McDonald’s Happy Meals May Soon Be Banned in Santa Clara County (California)

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The title of the Los Angeles Times news articles writes “It’s a sad day for Happy Meals in Santa Clara County.” The story reads that it’s not only McDonald’s franchise that’s being hit but all other restaurants promoting high-calorie children’s meals unless these eateries “meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.” Continuing, “This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children’s’ love of toys” to sell high-calorie, unhealthful food,” thus breaking the link between unhealthy food and prizes.

However, implementation of the ordinance won’t take effect just yet. “As a compromise to win majority support, the five-member board agreed to put off implementing the measure for 90 days, to give the fast-food industry time to come up with a voluntary program for improving the nutritional value of children’s meals,” writes the LA Times.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.


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