Recently, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) criticized the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote to approve an ordinance requiring restaurant kids' meals meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys. San Francisco is the first city in the U.S. to forbid restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that contain more than a set level of calories, sugar and fat. The ordinance may also require fruits and vegetables be included in children’s meals that come with toys.
"The [Nov. 3] decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is very disappointing,” says Scott DeFife, executive vice president of policy and government affairs for the NRA. “Rather than focusing on real solutions to the problem of childhood obesity, the board chose to push forward an unpopular and misguided ordinance that will likely do nothing to help address this problem. Parents and guardians should be making the decisions about their family dining experiences.
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