You all remember when Michael Bloomberg banned things like soda and foods with a lot of sugar and salt in NYC right ? Well he banned all of those things from NYC residents until Hurrican Sandy. He actually fed McDonald’s and coke to the victims of Sandy! Hit the jump for details.
The $7 MREs were handed out last week at the city-run Restoration Center in Coney Island, according to the New York Post, where many residents still lack power and heat.
Made by the Indiana-based Ameriqual Group and distributed via the city’s Office of Emergency Management, the Post reports the Superstorm Sandy MREs include such entrees as home-style chicken with noodles and vegetables in sauce: 1,180 calories, 45 grams of fat (17 grams saturated), 1,330 milligrams of sodium and 64 grams of sugar. (A Big Mac packs 550 calories, 29 grams of fat and 970 milligrams of sodium.)
Dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix told the Post the situation is a ‘perfect storm for not feeling well’ and said she’s already seeing patients with ‘the Sandy five’ — five extra pounds put on since the superstorm.