SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor has vetoed legislation that would ban toys from fast-food children's meals, though it's still expected to become law.
Earlier this week, city supervisors passed the measure, which prevents toy giveaways for meals that don't meet nutritional guidelines. Advocates have accused fast-food restaurants of predatory marketing to children and contributing to higher obesity rates.
The supervisors' 8-3 vote is enough to override Friday's veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who previously said he opposed the measure.
Newsom says that while the ban has good intentions, it's parents — not politicians — who should decide what their children eat.
The ordinance is slated go into effect in December 2011.