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New York Soda Ban

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.

The Ruling on Soda Servings and Its Implications for Public Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York
Linda P. Fried

New York State's highest court ruled on June 26 against New York City's proposal to limit the size of servings of sugary sodas. It's a ruling that raises real concerns about limiting the ability of municipal health departments to tackle 21st-century public health challenges.

New York City's Soda Ban Fizzles Out For Good

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

New York City's efforts to revive former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban have finally fizzled out and gone flat. The state's Court of Appeals r...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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?

Empty Calories: What's Missing From the Debate Over NYC's Soda "Ban"

Anim Steel | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Anim Steel

The lack of youth voices in the coverage of the NYC soda ban should also be a wake up call to those of us fighting for real food. We need to do a better job of organizing our disparate community efforts into a force that can't be ignored.

Sugar, 1; People, 0: The Soda Ban Wasn't Perfect, It Was a Start

Diana Le Dean | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Le Dean

The soda ban was an imperfect beginning, surely, but it was a beginning. It was not going to end our sugar addiction any more than making bars smoke-free was going to get the city to en masse kick the smoking habit. It was a one small factor in a complex equation.

Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is unclear how long it will take before a decision is reached. While I do hope that the decision is made in favor of the city, regardless of the outcome, Mayor Bloomberg and the city accomplished a great deal.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

A Call to Arms

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy
Remy M. Maisel

Muster your well-placed outrage and your strength, and prepare to fight fire with soda. You're gonna want to start mainlining corn syrup right into your veins. Whoever is for the Big Gulp, follow me!

Bloomberg Joins CIA

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Katy Hall

This Is Embarrassing For Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's ban on giant sodas was struck down by a judge this week, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling. Bloomberg, who pionee...

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

New Yorkers Celebrate Overturning The Soda Ban

Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy

Now that a court has struck down Mayor Bloomberg's large soda ban, New Yorkers are taking to the streets and celebrating. Well, fake New Yorkers are ...

Ban the Ban!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

One day in the not too distant future we are all going to wake up in the land of "Big Brother" with a list of things we can and cannot do, eat, drink, say, and so on and we'll be wondering how we got there. Well, this is how.

Bloomberg Responds To Soda Ban Ruling

Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded to a judge's decision Monday to strike down the city's restrictions on large, sugary beverages. He expressed co...

The Soda Ban Means More Expensive Pizza Parties

Posted 02.25.2013 | New York

Barring any legal delays, New York City's soda ban will go into effect on March 12, when Bloomberg's restriction on large sugary drinks will official...

John Celock

Dr. Oz Tells Governors To Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Have Enough Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors closed their conference here Monday following a call from Dr. Mehmet Oz for them to have more sex. Oz, speaki...

Soda Ban Court Battle

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — It's up to a judge whether a first-of-its-kind size limit on sodas and other sugary drinks will take effect in three weeks. Beverage...