One of the reasonings behind the possible ban of kids meal toys that would be effective December 2011 (not 2010) in San Francisco should the ordinance were to pass into law next week, had to do with limiting the amount of calories per meal (600 calories) that a given kids meal can have.
I fully agree that restaurants as a whole should offer more healthy options and alternatives (even though they already are).
However, what I find almost ridiculous is that the San Francisco Unified School District kids meals in average have as much, if not more, total calories per meal than several of the ones offered by McDonald’s, Burger King and some of the other heavily advertised restaurant chains in this possible ban. Find below the San Francisco Unified School District menu for November which averages almost 700 calories – that is 15% than the limit San Francisco wants to put on kids meals in restaurants.
This will make for an interesting discussion I am sure.