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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 AM
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NYC Councilman Leroy Comrie Proposes Bill Banning ‘Happy Meals’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – San Francisco’s already done it, and now New York may follow suit. New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie thinks the city should consider a ban on “Happy Meals” and similar fast food promotions aimed at kids unless those meals meet certain nutritional standards.

Comrie has fought the battle of the bulge himself.

“As you know, and I’m an example, nearly one-third of all children in New York City and throughout the United States are either overweight or obese,” Comrie said.

Comrie planned to introduce his own bill on Wednesday that would essentially rewrite what could currently be considered a “Happy Meal.” The bill would require establishments that offer toys with food make sure the meals are 500 calories or less and have low fat and low sodium totals.

Penalties would be steep: between $200 to $2,500 for repeat restaurant offenders who use toys to sell unhealthy meals.

Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/04/06/nyc-councilman-l...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:42 AM
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1. ITS THE SUGAR STUPID.
And yes I'm shouting.
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