Large Fries, Extra Grease, Hold the Plastic

by
Abby Zimet

A Happy Meal, which raises at least a couple of questions. Is there actually any food in all this stuff, and while they're banning toys maybe they should ban the excessive packaging that goes with them?  

The well-meaning but possibly misguided officials of Santa Clara have
decided to target childhood obesity by banning
plastic gimcracks in Happy Meals and other kids' food that exceeds any
reasonable level of calories, fat, salt and other deadly sins. The goal
of the law, the first in the nation, is admirable, but wouldn't it make
more sense to just go for it and ban the sludge itself?

 

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