New York City

NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn Wants Crackdown on Kids Meals

Says she was bulimic as a child


New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is taking a page out of the Bloomberg playbook – proposing some strict rules on children's meals sold at a number of chain restaurants in the city.

Quinn's proposal is all part of her campaign to fight children's obesity.

Although the guidelines are still to be determined, the plan calls for eateries to offer a kids menu that conforms to the federal nutritional standards for school lunches.

That means meals will have no more than 650 calories, 7.2 grams of saturated fat and 740 milligrams of sodium. All which are a far cry of what some restaurants offer now.