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Soda Ban Obesity

NYC Obesity Rate Skyrockets

Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002, the obesity rate in New York City has climbed a staggering 25 percent among adults. The New Yor...

The 'Comeback' of the Twinkie: 22.5 Billion Calories (and Counting) That Americans Don't Need

Josh Stevens | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The Twinkie, while nostalgic and iconic in every way, represents just that: the old way of doing things. Those arguing that we should be able to (literally) have our cake and eat it too need only to look at obesity stats.

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."

'Portion Distortion': Why the Soda Ban Makes Sense

Michael Seo | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

Address the business concerns head on. If minority businesses are unduly burdened by the soda ban's exemptions, level the playing field to include convenience stores, and it would not hurt to tighten up "milk-based."

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.

A Symbol of Government Over-Reach

Jayson Lusk | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Jayson Lusk

Bloomberg is right to presume people know best whom to marry and whether to indulge in a little cannabis. All I'm asking is that he give the same leeway at the soda fountain.

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.

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.