(NYC Happy Meal toy ban report and poll updated with additional detail.)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Following in the footsteps of a measure adopted in San Francisco last year, a New York City councilman is proposing that free toys be banned from fast-food meals intended to appeal to children unless the meals meet certain healthfulness guidelines.
Restaurants caught violating the ban, if it were passed, would face fines ranging between $200 and $2,500. The city of San Francisco's board of supervisors voted for a similar proposal in November; Santa Clara, Calif. enacted comparable legislation earlier last year. Comrie's proposal has stricter health guidelines than San Francisco's. He thinks "it's important to find a way to make a healthy lifestyle palatable and exciting."