Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced that he will veto San Francisco’s ban on Mcdonald’s toy-containing Happy Meals. The news comes after city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban the Happy Meal, deciding that toys cannot be included with meals that include excess calories, sodium and fat.
Mcdonald’s has voiced opposition against the law, claiming that it is not what their customers want.
“As previously stated, we are extremely disappointed with this decision. It’s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for,” said McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud after the board’s vote.
The law had passed after a long legal stalemate, with Newsom threatening a veto since its conception. Newsom claims that it is a role of government that he is not willing to support.
I don’t think you can regulate how people market products without going down a dangerous path, Newsom said. This is a whole another role of government I am not supporting.”
The mayor plans to present a new plan to “combat child obesity” on Friday at Fairmount Elementary School.
Anthony is a natural health and human empowerment writer, speaker, and entrepreneur whose writings have appeared in #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling books and top 100 websites. After overcoming Lyme Disease and nerve-related facial paralysis, Anthony's work now reaches several million readers per month through his highly prolific group of social media pages and websites. Focused on self-development techniques and living a healthy lifestyle, Anthony currently sits on the Advisory Board to Natural Society in addition to managing and directing several other companies dedicated to enhancing social good. Anthony's work routinely appears on both alternative and established websites and television programs alike, including Drudge Report, Thom Hartmann, Simple Reminders, RT, Infowars, Michael Savage, Gaiam TV, and many others.