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New York, NY: New York City Proposes Ban on Big Sugared Soft Drinks

A favorite activity of grandparents with their grandkids is to "sugar them up and send them home," but they won't be able to do it as easily in New York City if the Mayor gets his way. The Associated Press is reporting that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and... (more)

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May 31, 2012 - Scott Jentsch VIP Member

Personally, if this forces movie theaters to make their offerings more reasonably-sized, that would be a good thing. I made the mistake of ordering a medium soda at an AMC theater a few months back, and could barely carry the thing! 

Jun 6, 2012 - Ron Higgins VIP Member

Asked about Bloomberg's proposal during an interview with The Associated Press, first lady Michelle Obama said there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for the country's health challenges. But she said, "We applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities. New York is one example."

And asked whether the nation's obesity epidemic warrants taking a more aggressive approach, such as Bloomberg's, she said: "There are people like Mayor Bloomberg who are, and that is perfectly fine."

Mrs. Obama later issued a statement saying that she hadn't intended to weigh in on the Bloomberg plan "one way or the other."

"I was trying to make the point that every community is different and every solution is different and that I applaud local leaders including mayors, business leaders, parents, etc., who are taking this issue seriously and working towards solving this problem."

"But this is not something the administration is pursuing at a federal level and not something I'm specifically endorsing or condemning." 

Jun 12, 2012 - George Jobson VIP Member

I usually have a cola at the movies. But once in a while, I'll have a bottle of water.  

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