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New York's Sugary Drink Ban Targets Obesityi
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Laurel Bowman
June 01, 2012 11:32 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has campaigned relentlessly against obesity, outlawing transfats in restaurants and forcing chain restaurants to add calorie counts to menus. His latest proposal would ban sugary drinks over 450 grams in the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other places where large drinks are sold. Some nutritionists say it’s a move in the right direction, but critics say the mayor is going too far. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.

New York's Sugary Drink Ban Targets Obesity

Laurel Bowman

Published June 01, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has campaigned relentlessly against obesity, outlawing transfats in restaurants and forcing chain restaurants to add calorie counts to menus. His latest proposal would ban sugary drinks over 450 grams in the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other places where large drinks are sold. Some nutritionists say it’s a move in the right direction, but critics say the mayor is going too far. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.