San Francisco's board of supervisors recently approved a measure requiring fast food children’s meals to meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys, claiming the law promotes healthy eating habits and combats childhood obesity. But do people really select their lunch based on the mass-produced plastic freebie that's served alongside?
Erm, guilty as charged - at least in the past. In college, I hauled my cookies on at least one metropolitan rail line and a city bus just to nab the full suite of Nightmare Before Christmas bundled with a BK Kids Meal. Now I've wised up and realized that most fast food joints will gladly sell you the toys sans any untoward food items, just for the asking.
I adored my AOL Living colleagues back when, but they wouldn't be sporting those sweet Hello Kitty watches if I'd had to choke down a sixer of McNuggets to get 'em.
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