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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

High Levels of Arsenic Found in Fruit Juice
The apple and grape juice your kids are drinking may have arsenic at levels high enough to increase their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.

Forceps Delivery Tied to Lower Brain Injury Risk
When babies need help coming into the world, forceps may carry less risk of newborn seizures compared with vacuum deliveries or Cesarean section, a new study suggests.

Study: 40% of Kids Who Attempt Suicide First Try in Elementary or Middle School
Almost 40% of kids attempting suicide make their first try in middle or even elementary school, according to research that suggests that kids who think they want to kill themselves are considering it long before previously assumed.

Student’s Death Turns Spotlight on Hazing
The death of a drum major in the Florida A&M marching band has turned a spotlight on a culture of hazing in the band and prompted four investigations into it.

Districts Pay Less in Poor Schools, Report Says
More state and local dollars are spent on salaries in higher-income areas, the federal Department of Education found.

Happy Meal Toys No Longer Free in San Francisco
A new San Francisco law goes into effect on Thursday that prevents fast-food restaurants from giving away trinkets, action figures and other toys in their kid’s meals unless their food meets nutritional requirements. Starting Thursday, parents who order Happy Meals at the 19 McDonald’s locations in San Francisco will have to request the toy and pay 10 cents.

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Poll: Should Toys Be Banned from Happy Meals?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

San Francisco became the first city in America to approve the banning  of toys from kids’ meals at fast food chains. While the proposed law won’t be in effect until 2011 and could still be vetoed by the mayor, some parents and nutritionists see this as an important step to curbing obesity in children.  Some, however, see it as an unnecessary way for government to intervene in personal, parental choices.

Even though kids’ meals (or “happy meals”) have started including healthier options such as fruit, juice, yogurt, and milk, most meal options are still unhealthy. The proposed ban wants to remove all toys from kids’ meal options with over 600 calories so kids are less likely to be drawn to the food because of the slick toys.  Given the recent discovery that food from a McDonalds Happy Meal doesn’t change even after six months, the proposed ban may not be such a bad idea after all.  As a parent, what is your opinion?

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