Have you heard that San Francisco has banned McDonald’s Happy Meal toys? Seriously, depending on what you order for your child, they will or will not add a Happy Meal toy. I know that childhood obesity is a problem. 20% of kids ages 6-11 are obese in the USA.
However, making parents choose food based on what the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors say is un-American. This is an infringement on our rights and freedoms we have in the USA. You may think this is a good thing and the thought behind it is valid. I do not disagree that adding apples instead of fries is healthier. However, I think that when we start letting “supervisors” or government or anyone dictate what we can and cannot eat it just leads to more and more things we can and cannot do.
Raising your kids healthy involves feeding your kids healthy meals most of the time, exercise, and not taking away freedom.
Personally, my kids only get happy meals from McDonald’s when it is a special day out with their grandparents. They look forward to the happy meal toys and even the greasy fries. I feed my kids healthy otherwise.
So, is it right for me to have someone tell me that my kids cannot have a toy if I choose to allow them fries instead of apples?
Is it their right to look down on me if I allow that choice?