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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "Happy meal ban" is a trending search topic today following news that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban toy giveaways in meals that don't meet nutrition requirements.

 

The ban, sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar, said restaurants cannot sell an "incentive item" with any food item that has excessive calories, sodium or fat. Fast-food meal packages with a toy, such as McDonald's(MCD_) Happy Meal, must contain less than 600 calories in total. The meal must also include fruits and veggies.

The ban is opposed by Mayor Newsom who doesn't think the government should get involved with the way companies market their products. He does not have veto power over the ban because the board passed it in an 8-3 vote.


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