In an op-ed published today in the San Jose Mercury News, PHI's vice president for external relations and preventive medicine advisor applauds Santa Clara County supervisors for passing an ordinance that restricts restaurants from hocking unhealthy food with toys and other incentives. Aimed at encouraging healthier choices, not tossing out fast-food industry marketing tactics, the law does not ban toy giveaways. "Rather, the ordinance requires that meals accompanied by toys meet basic nutrition standards. It's an interesting approach: reward good behavior, not bad behavior," says Dr. Carmen Rita Nevarez in the piece. "It turns the familiar pestering power of children on its head, making it easier for parents to choose healthy meals." To read more, click here.