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San Francisco, is now parenting it's citizens~Do you see this as an example nanny government?

The response came after the Californian city’s board of supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with meals that contain too much fat and sugar.

“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…

Under the ban agreed in a preliminary vote Tuesday, restaurants in San Francisco would have to provide fruit and vegetables with meals accompanied by free toys, according to the San Francisco Chronicle…

Scott Rodrick, who owns 10 McDonald’s franchises in the city, was quoted by the paper as saying: “Somehow the San Francisco Board of Supervisors just took the happy out of Happy Meals.”

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "Public opinion continues to be overwhelmingly against this misguided legislation. Parents tell us it's their right and responsibility, not the government's, to ... to choose what?s right for their children."

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 8:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Well if Parents wont then they gotta... fatty foods are not good for children and MC D's is one of the worst fast foods for the body out there... the thought makes me sick.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I think they are trying more than some parents. If childhood obesity wasn't so prevalent then government wouldn't feel the need to step in.

    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 8:09 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Well if Parents wont then they gotta... fatty foods are not good for children and MC D's is one of the worst fast foods for the body out there... the thought makes me sick.


    So, where do they draw the line? Mandate people on public assistance on only buying certain healthy foods? Afterall, if the parents won't feed their kids healthy food, then the govt "gotta" step in? Public Assistance kids have the highest obesity rate... Bring it on, right? They 'gotta"? ;o)

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 8:10 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Yes, I do! This is the kind of thing that happens when people elect people who's agenda calls for MORE government oversight!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:12 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • And, the ONLY way to really stop people from eating fatty foods, would be to force said makers of those foods out of business!! Maybe that's the REAL agenda?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • That is silly....what is so bad about an occasional Happy Meal? If it is occasional...like every few months and not several times a month, then it won't make a kid fat. And it IS up to the parents to decide these things.
    Unfortunately there ARE too many fat families who eat crappy fatty food and are to fat to exercise but...that is THEIR fault, not McDonalds.
    How about health education for these fat famlies? That is more valuable than the Government banning HAppy Meals.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:17 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Yep, I look at it as a nanny state. By reelecting the people that make these decisions they are reaffirming their local government's opinion of them (that they are too stupid to figure it out for themselves).

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I think this is freakin GENIUS!!!! In the long run it is the American public who will foot the bill for the additional health care that these obese children will need in their adult years (even with the GOP kicking and screaming all along the way). It's basically the equivalent of having an annual physical, a dental check up with a fluoride treatment, a pap smear, a mammogram, a prostate exam, etc! It's all preventative.. like a giant prophylactic!

    FeelinYummy

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 8:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • By reelecting the people that make these decisions they are reaffirming their local government's opinion of them (that they are too stupid to figure it out for themselves


    That is the impression I get by these types of govt decisions.. Maybe 'some' people can't trust themselves to make the best decisions and they need Nanny McGovernment to step in and save them from themselves???  hrmmmmm....   If that were true, that would be pathetic to be that dependnent on the government to decide for them..

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 8:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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