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McDonald's Faces Lawsuit Over Happy Meals

Shortly after a California county became the first in the nation to ban toys from McDonald's Happy Meals, the Center for Science in the Public Interest called on the fast food company to remove the playthings from all its meal packages.

CSPI said that the promotional toys lure children into McDonald's restaurants, where they are then likely to order food that is too high in calories, fat and salt.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“In April, Santa Clara County supervisors won praise from nutrition advocates but ridicule from many conservatives when they voted to ban toy promotions from fast food meals ... Opponents of toys in fast food meals say the promotions are feeding the nation's obesity epidemic by making unhealthy food seem more desirable to children.”

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