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New York Soda Ban

Obesity Epidemic: What the NYC Soda Ban Is and Isn't

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

Policies that gain controversy in their engagement with obesity are helpful for making a very public (yet uncomfortably avoided) issue further visible. It's hard to talk about obesity, private or public. Policies like the soda rule can be vehicles for those discussions to take place.

Soda Industry Grapples With New Ban

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Small Business

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Soda makers and restaurants say they will face daunting logistical hurdles such as needing to...

Ban or Bully?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

I have nothing against Mayor Michael Bloomberg per se, however, when any government official tells me what to do with my body, we begin to have a problem.

Portion Sizes in the U.S. Continue to Increase: Time for Action

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As my colleague and I illustrate in our recent paper, the trend toward larger portions coincides with the availability of calories in the U.S. food supply and the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity. So what can we do about this continued trend toward larger portions?

A Misguided Mandate: Is Banning Sugary Beverages the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

I applaud Mayor Bloomberg's dedication and willingness to take a stand against opponents to the ban and all the name calling criticism he has received. At the same time, banning supersize soda alone misses the point.

NYC Soda Pop Ban: How Sweet It Is

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

The NYC Board of Health may have killed off the jumbo 16 oz. cup of soda pop, but is this anti-obesity campaign really that sweet?

Back to the Future: A Return to Smaller Beverage Sizes

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City's Board of Health recently approved Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to limit the sizes of sweetened beverages. The regulation restricts the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and delis.

WATCH: New York Soda Ban On 'Parks And Rec'

Posted 09.29.2012 | New York

The hoopla surrounding New York City's ban on large sugary drinks may have died down a bit, but the obesity conversation seems to have inspired televi...

Soda "Ban" May Actually Increase Freedom of Choice

Lauren Hunter | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York
Lauren Hunter

The ban on excessive single-serving beverages takes the home field advantage away from soda companies and gives consumers the opportunity to consider their real preferences.

A Symbol of Government Over-Reach

Jayson Lusk | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Jayson Lusk

Bloomberg is right to presume people know best whom to marry and whether to indulge in a little cannabis. All I'm asking is that he give the same leeway at the soda fountain.

WATCH: 'Soda Ban Explained'

Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

As expected, the New York City Board of Health officially passed Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plan to limit the size of large sugary drinks on Thur...

When It Comes To Healthy Soda Habits, Does Size Matter?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Now that the New York City Board of Health has ratified Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban sugar-sweetened beverages (well, some such beverages, really) larger than 16 oz., we should be able to answer the question: Is this a big deal?

New York City Soda Ban: What Do YOU Think?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

It's really happening: The New York City Board of Health approved a ban on the sale of large sugary-sweetened beverages on Thursday. The decision m...

New York Soda Ban: Education Over Limitations

Julianna Joss | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Julianna Joss

Rather than placing draconian gastronomic limitations on the people, we should provide them with the tools, the knowledge, and the understanding to make the best choices possible.

TWEETS: The Country Reacts To NYC Soda Ban

Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

In an effort to curb obesity in New York City, the Board of Health officially approved Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks ...

McDonald's and Coca-Cola -- An Unhealthy Alliance

Michele Simon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

While it's obvious that the soda industry would be on the defense, largely missing from the debate so far has been the role of the fast food and restaurant industry as a significant driver of soft drink sales

It's Official: New York Soda Ban Approved

| Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Say goodbye to venti Frappuccinos, gallon movie theater slurpees and big sodas. The ...

5 Reasons New York's Soda Ban Will Fail

David Gratzer | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York
David Gratzer

If we want to reverse the obesity epidemic -- as we must -- then the policies we choose must be more nuanced and more positive. Copying the heavy-handed war on tobacco, as Mayor Bloomberg is doing with his war on soda, will fail.

PHOTOS: Mountain Dew Ads Attack Bloomberg Soda Ban

Posted 09.11.2012 | Home

Here's a pretty creative way for a company to show its disapproval over Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban proposal, which bars sales of sodas larger than 16 ...

Diet Industry Supports Mayor Bloomberg's Proposal to Limit Oversized Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

One week before the Board of Health is scheduled to vote on Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to limit the sizes of oversized drinks, Weight Watchers and other diet companies are supporting the proposal.

Is NYC's Health Commissioner A Scold Or A Lifesaver?

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (Reuters) - Critics call him a puritanical scold, Gotham's Dr. No and a nursemaid to Mayor Micha...

The Soda Games

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Ironically, much of the commercial advertising during the Olympics featured leading contributors to the obesity epidemic: unhealthy food and sugary beverages.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Ban: Misdirected and Short-Sighted

Hazel N. Dukes | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York
Hazel N. Dukes

I believe that it's going to take all of us -- business, government, society, nonprofits, individuals -- working together to solve our obesity challenge. We need more holistic programs, not a narrowly focused, short-sighted ban that won't work.

The Thirstiest Country Ever?

Laura Sangrà | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Laura Sangrà

This ban should have never had to happen, but because huge soda cans and cups should have never existed.

Can We Engage in Reasoned Discourse on Crucial Health Care Concerns Rather Than Invoking References to a "Nanny State?"

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It's crucial for our individual health and the health of our society to step away from easy labels and to dig into accurate, factual, scientific data derived from careful, logical research and to see what it means for public policy.