San Francisco's Happy Meal Ban

  • Aired:  01/03/11
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After San Francisco bans toys from Happy Meals, Aasif Mandvi introduces kids to the brand new Crappy Meal. (4:56)

>> WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

NOW IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, AND I'M

SURE THAT YOU ARE --

[LAUGHTER]

-- EVERY YEAR YOU MAKE A NEW

YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO MAKE YOU

YOUR CHILDREN LOSE WEIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

AND IF yOt LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

STICKING TO THIS RESOLUTION IS

ABOUT TO GET A LOT EASIER.

AASIF MANDVI HAS MORE.

>> CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

IT'S A DEVASTATING PROBLEM

EFFECTING THE MOST VULNERABLE

AMONG US, HEADLESS CHILDREN.

FORTUNATELY THE CITY OF SAN

FRANCISCO HAS FOUND A WAY TO

SOLVE THE VEXING OBESITY CRISIS.

>> SAN FRANCISCO IS BASICALLY

BANNING HAPPY MEALS THENCH VOTED

TO BAN TOYS FROM HAPPY MEALS

THAT DON'T MEET NUTRITIONAL

STANDARDS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

UNDER THE GNAW WILL YOU ALL FAST

FOOD MEALS NEED TO HAVE LESS

THAN 600 CALORIES AND CONTAIN

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO GET A

TOY.

THE COUNCILMAN PUSHED THROUGH

THIS LEGISLATION SHOWING THE TOY

IS THE HEALTHIEST THING IN THE

MEAL.

>> McDONALDS AND BURGER KING

USED TOYS TO LURE KIDS, TOYS

ATTACHED TO MEALS FOR FOODS THAT

IS VERY BAD FOR THEM.

>> WE KNOW THAT.

WHAT YOU ARE BASICALLY TELLING

US IS: GUESS WHAT?

McDONALDS FOOD IS (bleep).

>> YES.

>> DUH.

>> IF THERE'S NO TOY THE KIDS

WOULDN'T EAT THE MEALS.

NO, OF COURSE THEY WOULDN'T.

AS OUR HIDDEN CAMERA SHOT FROM

THE PERSPECTIVE OF A

SIX-YEAR-OLD SHOWS THERE'S

NOTHING APPEALING AT McDONALDS

EXCEPT THE MILKSHAKE, THE FRIES

AND THE McNUGGETñMS.

YOU SAID TO GET YOUR TOY YOU

HAVE TO EAT YOUR FRUIT AND

VEGETABLES.

WE WANT HEALTHIER OPTIONS IF

THEY WANT TO ATTACH A TOY TO IT.

>> THAT'S WHAT I JUST SAID.

YOU JUST SAID THE SAME THING I

JUST SAID.

OF COURSE, IN SAN FRANCISCO YOU

GET YOUR COUNTER CULTURE RADICAL

COMPLAINING LIKE MYER GAVIN

NEWSOME.

>> IT'S A BAD IDEA.

WE'RE GETTING INTO PRIVATE

BUSINESS DECISIONS.

IT'S NOT THE ROLE FOR GOVERNMENT

TO DECIDE WHAT IS IN THE BEST

INTEREST OF KIDS.

IT'S THE ROLE OF PARENTS TO

DECIDE.

>> YOU ARE REALLY GOOD LOOKING.

[LAUGHTER]

>> WHAT THE MAYOR SEEMS TO HAVE

LOST SIGHT OF IS IT'S REALLY ALL

ABOUT THE CHILDREN.

>> I THINK IT IS THE WORST THING

THAT THEY HAVE EVER DONE AND

THEY DON'T START GIVING OUT THE

TOYS, GOODBYE.

YOU GUYS JUST DON'T GET IT.

THESE TOYS ARE MAKING YOU FAT.

HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?

>> 52 POUNDS.

>> YOU COULD BE 50.

[LAUGHTER]

WITH SO MUCH AT RISK, THE CITY

OF SAN FRANCISCO HAS TO STEP IN

OR IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR

CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT IS BAD FOR

THEM.

>> MY TEN-YEAR-OLD HAS HAD A

NUMBER OF HAPPY MEALS GROWING UP

BUT SHE'S WISE ENOUGH TO KNOW

THAT THE FOOD IS UNHEALTHY FOR

HER.

>> HOW DOES SHE FIGURE THAT OUT?

>> I THINK SHE WATCHES

SUPERSIZED WITH ME.

>> SO SHE LEARNED FROM HER

PARENTS.

>> THAT'S A LARGE PART OF IT.

>> WOULD IT BE HARD TO PASS A

LAW TO FORCE NETFELIX -- NETFLIX

TO SEND SUPERSIZE ME TO EVERY

HOME.

>> YOU CAN'T FORCE A PRIVATE

COMPANY TO DO SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

>> ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW

STPH-FPLG WE HAVE NO POWER TO

FORCE A PRIVATE COMPANY LIKE

THAT TO CHANGE A BUSINESS

PRACTICE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> SO ON ONE HAND YOU ARE LIKE

WE CAN'T DO THAT BUT ON THE

OTHER HAND, YOU ARE DOING THAT.

>> WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF

POWER.

>> YOU JUST SAID YOU DID.

>> WE'RE LOOKING AT FOOD FROM A

FOOD ENVIRONMENT ISSUES FROM AN

EQUITYABILITY --

[LAUGHTER]

>> THE LAW TAKES EFFECT LATER

THIS YEAR.

WITH NO MORE HAPPY MEALS IN SAN

FRANCISCO WE CAN ONLY HOPE

THEY'LL LOVE THE BRAND NEW

CRAPPY MEAL.

IT HAS A PERIODIcç TABLE OF

ELEMENTS, DVR INSTRUCTIONS AND

AN ACTION FIGURE.

IT'S SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES KATHLEEN IS A

BEALOUS.

LOOK --

>> RIGHT NOW WE HAVE MORE

CHILDREN WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT AND

OBESE THAN WE'VE EVER HAD BEFORE

IN THIS NATION.

>> IN ALL THIS THERE'S ONE THING

HURTING CHILDREN THE MOST.

>> TAKE THIS OFF YOUR FACE NOW.

IT WON'T HURT.

REALLY

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