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Councilman Wants Healthier Fast Food Meals for Kids

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Happy Meals will need to become healthier meals if one city councilman gets his way.

Manhattan Councilman Ben Kallos plans to introduce a bill requiring strict new health standards on fast food kids meals that offer free items like toys.

The legislation would ban fast food restaurants from including the freebies if the meals exceed 500 calories and more than 600 milligrams of sodium.

Restaurants would also be forced to include at least half a cup of fruit or vegetables, or a serving of whole-grain products in kids meals.

First-time offenders would face a fine of $200 to $500.

A third offense could cost as much as $2,500.

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