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11 Drinks With More Calories Than A Can Of Coke

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The commentary over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of large sugary beverages in restaurants is still largely divided. Some say c...

Could Popcorn And Frappucinos Be Next?

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

As Mayor Bloomberg's controversial proposal to ban large sugary drinks in New York City gains traction with the Board of Health, other highly caloric ...

11 Insanely Caloric Foods Bloomberg May Want To Ban Next

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

By now, you've probably heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial decision to ban the sale of large sodas in New York City restaurants, thea...

NYC Soda Ban Step Closer To Becoming Reality

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, s...

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.

WATCH: London Mayor Says NY Soda Ban 'Refugees' Can Come To London

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

If Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban becomes law, carbonation-starved New Yorkers can always escape to London. London Mayor Boris Johnson was a ...

Senator Wants Government To Decide If Soda Makes People Fat

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Does soda seriously, truly, without a doubt make people fat? Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) hopes to settle the question once and for all. On Thur...

The Real Barriers To Changing Our Soda Habit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can make health a prevailing cultural meme by replacing our unconscious adaptations with conscious choices. It's true, we are adapted to like sweet. But we are also adapted to be terrestrial -- yet can learn to swim, and to hold our breath under water.

NYC Health Commissioner Defends Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | New York

* Says limiting drink size sends a message * Ban won't limit freedom to drink sugary products-official * Industry defend...

Arthur Delaney

'Cranberry Caucus' Wants Regulators To Go Easy On Cranberry Juice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives from cranberry-producing states kicked off a brand new "Cranberry Caucus" Wednesday with an ev...

Saki Knafo

'Salad, What's That?' Bloomberg's Soda Ban And The South Bronx Food Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

Every morning, thousands of trucks roll out of a giant produce market in the Bronx bearing loads of arugula, chicory, escarole, radicchio and just abo...

My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues

Ed Koch | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Last week, there really were a lot of controversial subjects covered by the media, and I had an opinion on all of them. I thought for the first time ...

New York City to Add Soft Drinks to List of Health Hazards

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Banning trans fats was fine, but don't take away my right to guzzle a gallon of Coke, is the lazy reaction of some pundits. But let's take a more rational look at what New York is proposing.

First Lady Praises, Then Backs Away From, Bloomberg's Soda Ban Proposal

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level, but she ...

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Pizzigati

If we want to get serious about fighting obesity, public health researchers would like us to understand, we need to look at the social dynamics that drive our bad health behaviors. And the most powerful driver of that unhealthy behavior? That would be inequality.

Half Of NYers Oppose Proposed Soda Ban

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 06.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an exampl...

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...

Why I'm Against the Bloomberg Ban

Jeff Halevy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I'd love to see the Big Gulp yanked -- not due to legislation, but due rather to poor sales from a healthy, educated consumer.

Soda: Size Does Matter

Larry_Cohen | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Larry_Cohen

This is a battle over who gets to shape our food environment and the health of our children. New York City's leadership will inspire hope -- and future action -- in places where the political will to make these sorts of common sense changes does not yet exist.

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.

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Why Bloomberg Is Right

Alec Baldwin | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

I think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is right. At least in spirit. Food is a drug. At least in the way it is marketed today, which is significantly different from when I grew up. As a child, sweets were referred to as "treats," and were dispensed far more judiciously than they are today. Now, Americans are obese, and in some areas of high concentration, morbidly obese, in numbers that are sapping the treasuries of the fifty states, undercutting U.S. competitiveness, and leaving this country vulnerable to a set of long-term health crises that we will struggle to overcome, if ever. All the while, millions will die unnecessarily simply because they fell victim to the marketing of unhealthy dietary choices. Whether you think an elitist, billionaire New Yorker has any business blocking your path to the soda fountain is one issue. His motives, however, are unquestionable.

Bloomberg vs. Big Soda: Portion Size, Paternalism and Politics

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Forbidding people outright to buy the size of soda they desire strikes me as paternalistic, intrusive and likely to fuel resentment. There may also be problems implementing the ban.

WATCH: Stewart Criticizes New York Soda Ban

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy

Thursday, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced a proposition that would limit the size of sodas sold at movie theaters and delis to 16 oun...

LOOK: New Yorkers React To Bloomberg's Soda Ban Crusade

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

The internet erupted in protest Wednesday over Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary beverages in New York. Yes, a few Nanny State sympathizer...