31 May '12, 4pm

NY proposes well-intentioned but over-reaching ban on sugary sodas: New proposal crosses the line between promot...

NY proposes well-intentioned but over-reaching ban on sugary sodas: New proposal crosses the line between promot...

If you've read this blog before, you know that I'm a strong advocate for healthier eating, particularly in the foods we serve our kids. I am not a fan of fast-food meals or the over-sized sugary sodas that generally accompany them. There is no doubt in my mind that these foods are ridiculously unhealthy and unnecessary in the American diet. But I would never — not for one second — consider a ban on these products as the means to keep people from choosing them. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed such a ban, and as much as I will fight to convince parents and kids to avoid unhealthy foods, I think Bloomberg is dead wrong for proposing this ban. Bloomberg's proposal would ban the sale of any sugary beverage larger than 16 ounces in any of New York City's restaurants, delis, movie theaters or street carts. Sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces could still be purchased...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/ny-pro...

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