California County Bans Toys in Kids' Meals at Restaurants
Yeager said the aim is to help direct parents to more healthy choices. He said the government has a responsibility to keep kids safe, and cited rules on car seats, cribs and other baby items as examples where the policymakers step in to regulate products.
Yesterday, I watched my friend's four children while she took her fifth to a doctor's appointment. Thank goodness I own a big van, because three of mine and three of hers had piano lessons in back-to-back sessions. After the first session, I picked up my children and her one daughter who was working on a duet with Katie, left my friend's older two, and drove straight to the fast food drive through.
It has been at least a few weeks since any of these children have eaten fast food.
I offered a limited selection: burgers (the small ones) or nuggets.
Everybody shared an order of fries with somebody else (and many were left uneaten).
I purchased no soda; We ate at my house, where they could have water, milk or lemonade.
My friend's daughter asked for apple slices; I gave her an apple at home.
One of mine asked for a meal with a toy; I said NO.
All of these children are skinny.
Better parental decision making?
We weren't this obese 30 years ago, and they had toys then, too.