Thursday, April 29, 2010
The county of Santa Clara in California has now banned happy meals, specifically, restaurants that *entice* children to eat unhealthy meals. This of course would be the McDonald’s et al. of the fast casual world which have toys in their kids’ meals. (Think of the economic impact as fewer kids will be required overseas to make toys for... kids.) KIDding aside, while this could be seen as another step towards helping with childhood obesity following the removal of many soft drinks from schools, isn’t the restaurant the last line of defense when it comes to the issue? Shouldn’t the first line start at home with the parents?