Chubby NYC Mayoral Candidate Seeks to Impose Nutritional Standards on New Yorkers

Posted by on Jul 02, 2013 at 8:56 am

Ironically this lardass opposes Nanny Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban, but if she gets her way there won’t be any more Happy Meals for kids. These clowns talk a big game about freedom of choice, but when it comes time for you to choose, they won’t have any of it.

The Happy Meal may not be smiling for long.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced yesterday that she’d impose strict nutritional standards for kids meals at McDonald’s and other chain restaurants if she becomes mayor next year.

“You’ll still be able to order whatever you think is right for your children. But we’re saying that companies can’t spend millions of dollars on marketing or include items on children’s menus if those foods clearly are going to lead to obesity,” Quinn declared at the Union Square green market.

Clearly she knows all about obesity.

Out-nannying Mayor Bloomberg, Quinn demanded that children’s meals meet the same federal standards as lunches served in elementary schools: no more than 650 calories, 7 grams of saturated fat and 740 milligrams of sodium.

That could sound the death knell for McDonald’s cheeseburger Happy Meal, which packs 875 milligrams of sodium.

Another quick casualty would be Applebee’s grilled cheese kid’s meal with fries, which Quinn said has 1,210 calories, 2,340 milligrams of sodium and 21 grams of saturated fat.

An Applebee’s spokesman pointed out that the chain offers much healthier alternatives, such as its grilled-chicken sandwich with a side of steamed broccoli and apple or grape juice that totals only 355 calories, with 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 600 milligrams of sodium.

If she makes it to the Mayor’s Office, Quinn said she would either pursue the sweeping changes through legislation or through rules adopted by the Board of Health, which is controlled by City Hall.

Quinn didn’t rule out passing legislation this year while she still controls the council.

Ironically, Quinn opposes Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of large-size sodas, claiming that was punitive.

This pretty much sums things up:

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8 Responses to “Chubby NYC Mayoral Candidate Seeks to Impose Nutritional Standards on New Yorkers”

  1. Mr. Saturn on 2/02/13 at 9:47 am

    Well I guess my joke about the obese man sitting in a McDonald’s putting away Big Macs while criticizing everyone else’s eating habits has finally become reality.

  2. Blue Hen on 2/02/13 at 9:55 am

    “we’re saying that companies can’t spend millions of dollars on marketing or include items on children’s programs if they are clearly going to lead to violence or unhealthy sexual encounters.”

    Notice how when it come to food or (tobacco) cigarettes, even the marketing is somehow effective and guilty, but when it comes to the entertainment industry, the exact opposite applies (except for E-Z bake ovens and barbie dolls)?

  3. RobM1981 on 2/02/13 at 10:49 am

    I think this is awesome. Every time I see NYC putting a rope around its own neck, I squeal with delight.

    Nanny-state gone wild. Let Nanny choose what religion is “tolerant.” Let Nanny choose what foods are allowed. Let Nanny choose what drugs are bad (nicotine) and what drugs are good (Valium, Ritalin, etc.). Let Nanny choose what rights to trample (2nd Amendment) and which ones to make up (marriage).

    It couldn’t happen to a better group of people.

  4. bitterclinger on 2/02/13 at 11:14 am

    Rob — Except it will affect you sooner rather than later. NYC has a huge population and is home to nearly every franchise eatery in America. When Nanny put down the hammer on sodium, restaurants operating in NYC had to toe the line or else.

    This was such a monumental undertaking that all of those restaurants opted to stay in NYC and CHANGE THEIR MENUS altogether (meaning the entire country) rather than pull out of the Rotten Apple.

    Nanny’s no dummy. He’s aware of this.

  5. kbdabear on 2/02/13 at 12:03 pm

    Ms Fatass had a good reason for opposing the Big Gulp ban

    If you can’t have a big Coke to wash down the unbuttered and unsalted popcorn at the movie theaters, you might as well stay home

    Hollywood can’t have that, and leftists never say no to them

  6. chique d'afrique on 2/02/13 at 12:07 pm

    Aww. Come on now. She may be an aspiring totalitarian, but she’s not fat. Just not svelte.

    So I guess New Yorkers have embraced the nanny city suck. Micromanaging people’s food and harassing restauranteurs while being incompetent at the services they are actually supposed to provide.

    Hey, at least they’re not icky flyover people.

  7. they call me Mr. Subtle on 2/02/13 at 2:20 pm

    So. has anyone asked her if they’re still allowed to eat weiner?