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New York Soda Ban

Public Hearing on Sugary Drink Ban Gets an Overflowing Crowd

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Advocates lined up at the public hearing to speak in favor of the ban on supersized beverages, while opponents complained that the ban was unfair and violated public freedom.

POLL: NYC Soda Ban Gets Support From Big Names, But Are You Convinced?

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

Just a day away from Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal to end the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to ...

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...

The Battle Against Big Soda Continues

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The mayor of New York City is not banning the sale of soda. Nor is he telling consumers that they can't drink soda. Rather, he is calling attention to how much should be considered a reasonable amount to drink at a time.

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.

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.

War On Soda Reaches Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles parks and libraries could soon be soda-free. When Councilman Mitch Englander discovered that his daughter was unable to buy anything bu...

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...

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...

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 ...

Should Food Stamps Be Used For Junk Food?

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles

* Report stokes debate over goal of food stamp program * Comes shortly after a call to ban supersized drinks in NYC * Cr...

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.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Can't Figure Out What To Put In His Mouth

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 06.08.2012 | Comedy

Last week, Jon Stewart was distressed by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda law, which would prohibit businesses from selling drink...

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.

Soda Ban Leaves New Yorkers Flat

John Conway | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
John Conway

Rather than alienate Americans from the freedom, perhaps the Bloomberg administration might attempt to work with the federal government and other groups to change the farm subsidy programs to reflect healthier eating habits.

As a Diabetic Taking Insulin Twice a Day, I Believe Bloomberg Is Right About Soda Ban

Dominic Carter | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

As a child, my friends and I would go to the corner store and purchase a small bag of potato chips and a soda. Back then, we had no clue as to why to soda tasted so good. I wish I could reverse all of these years.

From Stars & Stripes to Spandex

D.L. Hughley | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices
D.L. Hughley

The very people who brazenly vote against things like medical marijuana and the right for gay people to get married, now regard Coca-Cola as enshrined in the Constitution, as if Dr. Pepper was one of our Founding Fathers.

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Pizzigati

If we want to get serious about fighting obesity, public health researchers would like us to understand, we need to look at the social dynamics that drive our bad health behaviors. And the most powerful driver of that unhealthy behavior? That would be inequality.

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

The real issue with sugary beverages isn't that some people drink large amounts, it's that many people drink relatively small amounts. And banning large-sized drinks does little to address that issue.

Why New York City Should Ban Supersize Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Given the health consequences and enormous cost of our country's obesity epidemic, it is time to return eating less. And banning the large sizes of unhealthy sugar-sweetened beverages is a good place to begin.

Why I'm Against the Bloomberg Ban

Jeff Halevy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I'd love to see the Big Gulp yanked -- not due to legislation, but due rather to poor sales from a healthy, educated consumer.

Soda: Size Does Matter

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Larry Cohen

This is a battle over who gets to shape our food environment and the health of our children. New York City's leadership will inspire hope -- and future action -- in places where the political will to make these sorts of common sense changes does not yet exist.

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Why Bloomberg Is Right

Alec Baldwin | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

I think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is right. At least in spirit. Food is a drug. At least in the way it is marketed today, which is significantly different from when I grew up. As a child, sweets were referred to as "treats," and were dispensed far more judiciously than they are today. Now, Americans are obese, and in some areas of high concentration, morbidly obese, in numbers that are sapping the treasuries of the fifty states, undercutting U.S. competitiveness, and leaving this country vulnerable to a set of long-term health crises that we will struggle to overcome, if ever. All the while, millions will die unnecessarily simply because they fell victim to the marketing of unhealthy dietary choices. Whether you think an elitist, billionaire New Yorker has any business blocking your path to the soda fountain is one issue. His motives, however, are unquestionable.