How A San Francisco Law Aimed At Healthier Fast Food Failed

San Francisco’s Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance , commonly called the “toy ordinance,” was meant to improve the nutritional value of fast-food kids meals. It made it so that fast-food companies couldn’t give away toys in kids meals unless they met certain nutritional criteria, such as fewer than 600 calories, inclusion of fruit and vegetables, and less than 640mg of sodium.

Instead of meeting these standards, fast-food companies started charging for toys rather than including them for free.