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‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake

August 31, 2015

A proposed NYC bill could reduce calories, sodium and calories from fat in children’s combination meals at fast food restaurant chains, according to recently published data. 

“While 54 calories at a given meal is a small reduction, smalls changes that affect a wide number of people can make a large impact. Passing the bill could be a step in the right direction, though no single policy can singlehandedly eliminate childhood obesity,” Brian Elbel, PhD, associate professor, department of population health at NYU Langone and NYU Wagner, said in a press release. 

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