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Bloomberg Soda Ban

Bloomberg Wants To Do More Good With Less Money To Meet Global Health Goals

New York Times | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact

On a sweltering Saturday in June in Istanbul’s old city, Michael R. Bloomberg, power-dressed in a dark blue suit, monogrammed white shirt and cuff l...

Court Rejects New York City's Portion Cap for Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City lost its final appeal to limit the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. In a 20-page report, the New York State Court of Appea...

The Soda Ban Decision: What It Really Means

Sara Haviva Mark | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Sara Haviva Mark

Known as the "Soda Ban" case, even though the rule did not actually ban any sodas, the Court's decision could affect much more than soft drinks. Indeed, the case could have significant and dangerous consequences for public health and regulation.

Let's Put a Cap on Big Soda

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

In order to win the fight against the obesity epidemic, limiting portions is an important and necessary first step toward improving the health of all residents, regardless of where they live. Putting the brakes on big soda also will send a powerful message to the industry.

Editorial Shorthand Fails Our Debates On Public Health

Marice Ashe | Posted 03.27.2014 | Home
Marice Ashe

The word "ban" is a loaded one, virtually guaranteed to inflame readers' passions on an issue.

Bloomberg's Cap on Supersize Soda May Be Contagious

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I hope that the courts favor Bloomberg's proposal and that when we visit a concession stand at a NYC movie theater later in 2014, the largest single-serve soda is 16 ounces as opposed to the 50-ounce size available now.

Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy Lauded

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of 9/11, but he may a...

Keeping the Oversized Soda Fight in Perspective

Richard Buery | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Richard Buery

It's easy to make fun of the "nanny state," but childhood obesity is not a joke. When the court arguments begin again, remember that this decision is about our future. It's about stopping the next generation of New Yorkers from developing potentially deadly habits.

Top Court To Review Bloomberg's Soda Ban

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court agreed Thursday to hear New York City's appeal of a ruling that blocked Mayor Michael ...

NYC Requests Top Court To Review Soda Ban Strike Down

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The state's highest court should consider New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to cut down on big, sugary soft drinks, city lawye...

The City to Appeal Appellate Court Ruling on Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City became the first city to almost make supersize soda cups a thing of the past. But an ...

Interview: Lionel Shriver on Big Brother and the Obesity Epidemic

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.29.2013 | Books
Chris Sosa

After a series of little-known novels throughout the 1990s, Shriver burst into the public conscience with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2003. Her latest novel, Big Brother, is a sobering look at obesity and its effect on relationships.

Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of execut...

Would the Bloomberg Soda Ban Unfairly Target Poor People?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The interesting question a new study set out to answer focuses on the argument that the so-called soda ban isn't fair because it disproportionately affects low-income people.

Bloomberg's No Beyoncé: The Real Dilemmas With NYC's Soda Ban

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.14.2013 | New York
Kristin Wartman

The proposed soda ban highlights one crucial tenet about Americans: We do not like being told what to do. Rather, we prefer to be seduced by slick marketing and sexy ad campaigns.

Why a Cap on Sugary Drinks May Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Obesity and diabetes are major public health problems in the city of New York as well as in other parts of the U.S., and limiting the sizes of sugar-sweetened drinks is certainly worth trying.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Who The Soda Ban Targets

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

A ban on extra-large sodas would target overweight Americans, children and teens especially, according to a new Columbia University study. Low-income ...

City Still Trying To Make The Soda Ban Happen

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a city health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting...

'Bloomberg' Cupcake Packs 35,800 Calories

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York

If you're opening up a food business in New York City, especially once that specializes in indulgences, chances are you've got Bloomberg on the brain....

Michael Bloomberg and the Benevolent White Daddy Syndrome

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 06.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Bloomberg and his crew have elevated themselves as the benevolent parents, empowered to restrict soda, discipline, and punish if necessary.

NYC Ask Judges To Reinstate Soda Ban

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhatta...

Coca-Cola Exporting Its Cultural Leadership to Third World

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Even a former Coca-Cola marketing executive quit amid public mea culpa's for the harm he was doing by pushing Coke in the poverty-stricken pavelas in Brazil. It seemed Coke might be doomed.

Time for a Bit of Common Sense

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If Americans are out of shape due to poor exercise, too much sugar, too much salt, etc., can the outcomes be expected to be stellar? To what degree can we hold the physicians, surgeons and hospitals responsible for reported longer length of hospital stays and poor outcomes?

Big Bro Before What You Know?

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Some in our government truly wish to legislate every single aspect of our lives. The sobering part is that it's all a game of numbers -- the more laws like these are put to the vote, the more chance some will slip through.

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.