On Tuesday the New York City Department of Mental
Health and Hygiene will hold a public hearing on Mayor Bloomberg’s
proposal to ban the sale in the city of sweetened beverages greater
han 16 ounces. The ban would impact drinks containing sugar or any
other “caloric sweetener,” which could include everything from a 20
ounce bottle of soda sold by a food truck or cart to a soda
sweetened with high fructose corn syrup sold by a fast food
restaurant to an iced tea sweetened with honey sold by a
By a vote of 8–0 (with one abstention), New York City’s Board of Health confirmed Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. Sodas, iced teas, and other beverages will be affected by t...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is introducing his proposal to ban the sale of sodas and other sweetened drinks that are larger than 16 oz. at a New York Board of Health meeting on Tuesday. If it is approved for public comment, a public hea...
Earlier this week a New York state judge put a lid on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s looming ban of certain subjectively large sizes of sweetened drinks like soda. Judge Milton Tingling's welcome decision, which came just h...