Should Happy Meals Be Banned Everywhere?


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As Brian noted, Santa Clara, California is banning Happy Meals because they prey "on children's' love of toys" to sell high-calorie, unhealthful food." Commenters appear to be outraged, and Godwin's Law even comes into play. But interfering with a parent's right to choose what their kid eats is already common in the States; a favourite candy all over the world is the Kinder Surprise, banned in the USA because there is a toy inside. Is the Happy Meal so different?