Supervisor seeks to outlaw fast food toys 

Supervisor Eric Mar may help San Francisco join a larger movement to prohibit fast-food businesses from enticing children to eat their food with toys.

On Tuesday, Mar requested the city attorney draft legislation that would outlaw “fast food restaurants from including toys with meals marketed at children that are high calorie, high sugar and high in fat.”

Mar said that it “follows along with efforts in Spain, in England and in Santa Clara County to really protect children and communities from fast food.”

The effort is meant to try and reduce childhood obesity. “We will protect our communities from fast food companies that are spending $1.6 billion marketing their wares to children,” Mar said.

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