The NYC Health Board met today and unanimously agreed to ban trans fat from restaurants! Yay! All restaurants, including chain restaurants like McDonald’s, have until July 2008 to comply with new regulations, meaning that they will have to figure out what other oils (hopefully monounsaturated ones, such as canola) they can use for the city’s array of foods.

This is a huge step towards helping people eat healthier, but has caused some controversy. Restaurant owners and lovers of fried foods alike have argued that the Health Board has gone too far in telling people what they can and cannot eat. Personally, I think it’s a great move and hope that other cities follow with similar legislation!

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