Gallery: NYC Proposes Banning Toys in Happy Meals

Last November, Inhabitat reported that San Francisco banned toys in Happy Meals that contain excessive levels of fat, sodium, and sugar, and now it looks like New York City might do the same. Today, Councilman Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. introduced a bill to city council that calls for banning toys from Happy Meals unless they become healthier. Comrie believes the new rules would help to promote healthier food options for children whose parents are on-the-go.

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1 Comment

  1. lazyreader April 7, 2011 at 8:04 am
    People who wanna ban fast food are just fukin’ snobs, the proof is simple. They’re not going after expensive gourmet restaurants. A 29 dollar burger has as much grease and cholesterol as a Big Mac or fancy steaks. This is just a consequence of a government run health care system. So they go after it in a different light by passing ridiculous taxes on sugars and sweets. If the government employs you, they’re paying for you as well (actually we're paying for them). Especially for pensions and the host of medical care their ass is receiving years in the future. So to trim costs in the inevitable future, they’re going after you’re way of life in the present so they don't have to pay for heart surgery, insulin, dialysis or expensive pills down the line. I have no problem with government employees being scrutinized by the government....after all it's the taxpayer who is paying for their health-care. Turn on TV and see how fat some FBI agents look. Would we not expect certain levels of fitness from our armed forces or federal or state law enforcement agencies who are government employees.