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Bloomberg Soda Ban

3 Steps to Protecting Food Stamps From a Cruel Congress

Michele Simon | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Michele Simon

Given that nine states have attempted to pass bills to try to improve SNAP, (all failed thanks to a combined lobbying effort by the food industry and anti-hunger groups, which also stopped New York City's high-profile attempt) why not give the idea a chance?

Why the Soda Ban Won't Work

Letitia James | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York
Letitia James

Although we stand with Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to support New Yorkers in making healthy food choices, and recognize the city's outrageous rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, we remain deeply concerned about the soda ban proposal.

The Masterminds Behind the Phony Anti-Soda Tax Coalitions

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Last week, a so-called "grassroots" coalition, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, emerged to oppose the mayor's measure. But an investigation by the Republic Report found that the coalition is entirely the creation of the American Beverage Association.

LISTEN: The 'Authentic' New Yorkers Who Hate Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Lobbyists from large soda companies, including Coca-Cola, have launched an aggressive campaign to fight Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed bigger-than...

Weighing in on Sugary Beverages and Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Significantly reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a key component in solving America's obesity crisis.

What's Your Cup of Choice?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Thank you, Mayor Bloomberg, for bringing this proposal to the city of New York. Thank you to the New York City Board of Health for approving public hearings for awareness, no matter what the outcome.

Former Rockette Creates a Musical to Fight Obesity

Buster Brown | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Buster Brown

"My Plate! The New Food Musical Program," an educational production promoting healthy living that Helen Butleroff-Leahy, a former Rockette, has put on 47 times in New York City schools since she first staged it in 2005.

The Body Politic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The best defenses of the human body reside largely, and often inextricably, with the body politic. Public health is for the public -- and is best advanced by the collective efforts of the public.

Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Someday, you will be able to tell your grandchildren that in the olden days, you could go to a special store where you could buy 64 ounces of soda in one single container. Their eyes will bulge and their jaws will drop.

Nate C. Hindman

Soda Ban in New York May Make Way To Boston

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.21.2012 | Small Business

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-soda sentiment seems to be spreading: Boston is also now considering a ban on the sale of super-sized soft d...

Super-sized Opposition?

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

Would one describe the policy as a ban or a limit? Would one include that the larger beverage would be available at certain locales but not others (i.e., a ban at certain locales)? Would you include 16-plus ounces in the question, or describe it simply as large?

Healthy Soda Shines in the Midst of Sugar Epidemic

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

You have to do your research to know which ingredients are good and which will make you sick. Sugar and chemical sweeteners don't have any redeeming benefits for your body. And you have to be the advocate for your body and its overall health.

Regulating Obesity

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Many people responded indignantly to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed anti-obesity ban on large size sugary drinks. They contended tha...

11 Drinks With More Calories Than A Can Of Coke

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The commentary over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of large sugary beverages in restaurants is still largely divided. Some say c...

Could Popcorn And Frappucinos Be Next?

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

As Mayor Bloomberg's controversial proposal to ban large sugary drinks in New York City gains traction with the Board of Health, other highly caloric ...

11 Insanely Caloric Foods Bloomberg May Want To Ban Next

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

By now, you've probably heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial decision to ban the sale of large sodas in New York City restaurants, thea...

NYC's Odd Sense of Good Health: No Big Sodas But Radioactive Kitchens

Eileen Stukane | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Eileen Stukane

While there is no doubt that New Yorkers, like the rest of the U.S. population, are drinking and eating too many highly caloric foods, there is a more serious health concern coming our way that doesn't seem to bother Mayor Bloomberg.

WATCH: London Mayor Says NY Soda Ban 'Refugees' Can Come To London

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

If Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban becomes law, carbonation-starved New Yorkers can always escape to London. London Mayor Boris Johnson was a ...

Senator Wants Government To Decide If Soda Makes People Fat

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Does soda seriously, truly, without a doubt make people fat? Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) hopes to settle the question once and for all. On Thur...

Cracking Down On Enormous Soda Portions

Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you’ve traveled abroad, you might have noticed that portion si...

Mayor Bloomberg, Capitalist Foodie

Ellen Gustafson | Posted 08.08.2012 | New York
Ellen Gustafson

The NYC Mayor's career to date confirms that he is indeed a capitalist, and if we look one layer deeper at the sweetened beverage issue, it might well be that Bloomberg is helping to fight the "Nanny State" through this progressive effort.

The Real Barriers To Changing Our Soda Habit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can make health a prevailing cultural meme by replacing our unconscious adaptations with conscious choices. It's true, we are adapted to like sweet. But we are also adapted to be terrestrial -- yet can learn to swim, and to hold our breath under water.

NYC Health Commissioner Defends Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | New York

* Says limiting drink size sends a message * Ban won't limit freedom to drink sugary products-official * Industry defend...

Arthur Delaney

'Cranberry Caucus' Wants Regulators To Go Easy On Cranberry Juice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives from cranberry-producing states kicked off a brand new "Cranberry Caucus" Wednesday with an ev...

Health Justice and the Skinny on Sugar-Laden Beverages

Dr. Craig Andrade | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Dr. Craig Andrade

My rebuttal to all the arguments against promoting less sugary drinks is that it's time for a bigger helping of health justice. We need to create an environment where living healthy is the default choice.