Michael Bloomberg‘s proposed soda ban has spurred serious debate amongst consumers, lawmakers and–of course–the soft drink and restaurant industry. But despite popular opinion, the regulation really only had to pass through one major hoop: The New York City Board of Health. And in an eight-to-zero vote of approval, it’s fair to say the Bloomberg soda ban made a slam dunk. More
Topic: Michael Bloomberg
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is certainly stirring up a lot of controversy over his proposal to ban large sugary drinks. It’s something that makes a lot of sense in order to start fighting this war on obesity. But sodas are not the only sugar-laden products that are just plain crappy for our health.
To recap, Bloomberg wants to ban any sugary drinks that are larger than 16 ounces (a size that is more than sufficient for anyone). A 16 ounce Coke has a whopping 41 grams of sugar–more than double the 20 grams that the American Heart Association recommends for women (it’s 36 grams for men).
So while Bloomberg is at it, here are eight other high-sugar foods that he should ban: More
It’s no surprise that Coca-Cola is pushing back against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s controversial idea to ban super-sized sodas, but it is surprising that the world’s largest sugary soft drink manufacturer takes absolutely no responsibility for America’s obesity problem.
Wow, so yesterday I wrote about New York City’s mayor wanting to ban large sodas–something that I’m all for. But apparently, not all of you are with me on that. Many of you commented that implementing such a ban would be un-American, unconstitutional and downright wrong. One of you even called me a nazi. To which I have to say: Lighten up! Since when is trying to make our nation healthier a bad thing? More
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an ingenious–although controversial–idea to help curb obesity: He wants to ban extra-large sodas. That means no more super-sized Cokes, no more large Gatorades and no more sugary drinks of any kind that are larger than 16 ounces. Is it a good idea? Hell, yes.
And so you burned LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers jersey in angry protest, as some of his pathetic former fans did after last night’s televised announcement on ESPN. Which is just weird and sad. (Oh, you also know you’re unwell if…you’re such … More