Thursday, August 12, 2010

The War on Happiness

First the politicians came for the trans-fats, then the salty foods, then the sweet foods. Now San Francisco is aiming for Happy Meals. They want to pass a law that would prohibit toy giveaways in kids' meals unless the meal meets strict nutrition guidelines.
The restrictions would pertain to all restaurants but effectively would target the dozens of fast-food establishments in the city, among them McDonald’s, Jack in the Box and Burger King.

San Francisco’s legislation would not prohibit toy giveaways outright, but limit them to menu items that meet strict nutrition guidelines.

For example, no single item could contain more than 200 calories or 480 milligrams of sodium. An entire meal could have no more than 600 calories.
Soon there will be no fun left in liberaland.