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The shadow hanging over the golden arches these days a California mother of two and a health group are suing McDonald's.
In an effort to get the fast food -- to stop using toys to market happy meals steed garner the litigation director for the center for science in the public interest.
Joining us right now Steve welcome to the -- Thanks for one of the legal grounds for suing mcdonalds here in the situation.
McDonald's is violating California's consumer protection laws.
It is the childhood development fact that kids.
Under age of eight and certainly kids as young as two inserts do not understand.
Marketing that is directed to them.
McDonald's knows that but it is directly.
Marketing to them to go around the parents.
In marketing to children this young.
McDonald's behavior is inherently deceptive to these children.
Leave it where do you draw the line at a McDonald's is the world's largest fast food restaurant.
But there must be thousands of companies marketing to kids see whether directly or -- indirectly.
Well we're focusing for.
Now on the one that -- what -- preserving my client and her kids.
McDonald's is one of the leaders.
In marketing to kids and spending billions of dollars to market fast food most of which is junk food.
And it is set the standard for happy meals and we -- -- want to hold.
The standard bearer that is violating the law responsible.
About the responsibility -- -- when I was a kid it was a McDonald's in the cereal you know is post super sugar crisp and fruit -- that's what I wanted and essentially I would get one stern look from either my mother my father know.
And that was it -- -- parent's responsibility in this situation.
A couple years ago we contacted Kellogg about some more marketing to young children and Kellogg agreed to stop marketing.
It's unhealthy or cereals to these young kids McDonald's refuse to do the same thing.
The difference is that McDonald's is used in the toy as a -- to entice children.
Two bugged the heck out of their parents.
Parents have a responsibility.
But McDonald's has a legal responsibility also and it should not violate California law.
In order to try to interfere.
With the parents responsibility of the founder of McDonald's -- -- said if you have a dollar and spend spend it on the kids because they'll bring in.
The the parents does -- I know what they're doing.
It's going to be a state by state issue what's going on in San Francisco right now because I know they've all they've already -- gotten on the route dove for the mcdonalds that are in the city of civic Cisco banning.
Giving toys away is that is that correct.
More layoffs bare arms there lawsuit kind of -- or their ordinance complements our lawsuit.
We're dealing with the McDonnell's efforts to get.
Kids into their stores.
The ordinance deals only with the act of putting.
The toy into the bag and it limits.
And prohibits putting a towing them back only for the junkie just of foods a -- -- Donald's is free and to go ahead and so it serve.
Healthy meals to children.
With a toy in San Francisco anywhere else.
I guess then you have to word gun dealing what is healthy what is -- Steve thank you so much.
Thank you guys have a good holiday I know in -- -- McDonald's says that look at the neo has less than 600 calories you can included -- if that's more than 600 you cannot McDonald's does offer.
And Apple's as a substitute for Fries and soft drink and whatnot so I mean there are things McDonald's can't do and probably will do -- this isn't the end and since the beginning of the living --
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