Santa Clara Votes No on Toys in Unhealthy Children’s Meals
Santa Clara County restaurants will be prohibited from giving away toys with children's meals if those meals exceed certain dietary guidelines, under a move by the county Board of Supervisors that aims to curb unhealthy food. To include a toy with a meal, the meal must not have more than 485 calories -- more than 35% of calories cannot come from fat and more than 10% of calories cannot come from added sweeteners -- and more than 600 milligrams of sodium.
- "Santa Clara County Says No To Fast-Food Toys" (Berton, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/28).
- "Santa Clara County Votes To Remove Toys From Salty, High-Calorie Fast-Food Kids' Meals" (Kaplan, "Booster Shots," Los Angeles Times, 4/27).
- "California County Trims Toys in Meals To Cut Fat" (Donald, AP/Ventura County Star, 4/27).