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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.

WATCH: Soda Ban Finally Goes To Vote On Thursday

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groun...

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 ...

Meatless Monday: It's Not Just About You

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I don't believe in pushing my choices on anyone, be it what to eat, who to vote for or what to wear. Shouting at people doesn't work. True, deep, integrated change is only possible when we're ready for it.

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.

Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Support Bloomberg Plan

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city's planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet c...

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.

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.

Coke, Pepsi Racing For A Better No-Calorie Soda

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world's t...

PHOTOS: Heated Testimonies At Soda Ban Hearing

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing...

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 ...

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Put Your Soda Guns Away -- Rethink the Soft Drink Business

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If nothing else, such a ban forces the consumer to stand up to get a refill, which may allow time for the individual to exercise some self-control as well as actually get a moment or two of physical exercise.

American Cancer Society Requests Research on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that the health risks of drinking soda should be viewed by U.S. health officials in the same way that they viewed the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s.

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.

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.

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.

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.