San Francisco advances kids' meal ordinance

San Francisco advances kids' meal ordinance

Rule would prohibit use of toys in meals that don't meet nutrition standards

San Francisco supervisors gave initial approval to a controversial law Tuesday aimed at curbing childhood obesity by prohibiting the use of toys or other incentives in the sale of kids' meals that do not meet specified nutritional guidelines.

The board voted 8-3 to approve the first reading of the amended ordinance. If granted final approval, the new law will be phased in over the next year, becoming effective Dec. 1, 2011.

The measure’s author, Supervisor Eric Mar,

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