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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.

Big Soda Deserves Taxes, Not Subsidies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Huge amounts of SNAP dollars are used to purchase carbonated soft drinks. Already among the least expensive foods in the market, these drinks are nutritionally worthless and promote obesity.