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Mayor Bloomberg Soda Ban

Campaign Uses 'Gross-Out' Method To Successfully Combat Teen Obesity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

All over the country, public officials are seeking ways to combat America’s obesity problem. Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

From the NYC Soda Portion Cap Hearing: Rebutting Big Soda's Opposition

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York
Nancy Huehnergarth

I'm hopeful that the New York City Board of Health will approve the measure to bring portion sizes back to normal, and set a healthy example for the rest of the nation.

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.

Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Someday, you will be able to tell your grandchildren that in the olden days, you could go to a special store where you could buy 64 ounces of soda in one single container. Their eyes will bulge and their jaws will drop.

Super-sized Opposition?

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

Would one describe the policy as a ban or a limit? Would one include that the larger beverage would be available at certain locales but not others (i.e., a ban at certain locales)? Would you include 16-plus ounces in the question, or describe it simply as large?

A Formerly Obese Man's Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

The fulfillment of our citizens' lives depends on the realization that their destiny, specifically, their health, is far more under their control than they now realize.

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...

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.

Change My Mind: Would A Ban On Supersized Soda Help People Get Healthy?

Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced last week that he planned to propose a municipal ban on large sodas in restaurants, he trigg...

Do We Have the Right to Be Fat?

Megan Rosker | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Megan Rosker

This law is a gesture to give our children a chance at freedom, the freedom to move their bodies run, play and jump instead of being jailed in a body inhibited by obesity. It's our responsibility to protect our kids.