Fast Food Fiasco, Kids Meal Toys Removed If Health Standards Fail

Santa Clara County in California this week announced that they have begun limiting which kids meals could give toys to children based on their level of calories, fat, salt and sugar levels.

Supervisors passed a 3-2 vote which bans children’s toys in meals that have more than 485 calories.

CNN spoke with county supervisor Ken Yeager who said the new ordinance, “prevents restaurants from preying on children’s love of toys to peddle high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium kids’ meals.”

Under the city ordinance meals must be under 485 calories, 600 milligrams of sodium and have no more than 35 percent of calories from fat and no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar.

The ordinance also limit toy giveaways on single food items with more than 200 calories or more than 480 milligrams of sodium.

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