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?
3 thoughts on “Banning Happy Meal Toys is Un-American”
I agree, Rhonda. There is nothing wrong with a treat now and then. There is something wrong with people, government, whoever tries to tell us and make us do what they think is right or wrong.
All things in moderation. Our family typically eats fast food or orders out once a week or less. I believe in healthy choices and steer my children in that direction. None of them are allowed soda very frequently (once a month maybe for the 11 year old and hardly ever for the 5 year old and the 3 year old has not had more than a sip or two.) But, those are MY choices. The “powers that be” should not be involved in those decisions. There is nothing wrong with a treat now and then. Children look forward to the mystery of what toy they recieve and it is a fun part of the experiance.
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