New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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WCBS Radio City Councilman Pushes For Healthier Drink Options In Kids’ Meals by WCBS News Staff

City Councilman Pushes For Healthier Drink Options In Kids’ Meals

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — There’s a new initiative at City Hall to make kids’ meals in New York City healthier.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman reports, many children push their parents for kids’ meals because of the sugary sodas that automatically come with the deal.

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Parent's Nightmare: Special Needs Student Stuck On Bus For 10 Hours

“We left pre-kindergarten students in special education on a bus for ten hours, without a bathroom, without food, without their parents," Kallos said.

He explained he was horrified and immediately called Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

“They reached out to the police. We got the kid rescued. We got the kid in the hands of his mother by midnight," Kallos said.

The weather was one thing, but Kallos said the bus route was also so convoluted that it would have taken three hours to get this student home on a good day.