San Fran voters approve law requiring healthier kids' meals


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For some veggies-hating children, Happy Meals won't be so happy anymore.

City lawmakers today approved legislation that they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald's to make their children's meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.

The Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to preliminarily approve an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in children's meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.

The measure drew enough support to overcome an expected veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom. The supervisors are expected to vote again to override the veto.

If not successfully challenged, the law would go into effect December 2011.

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