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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has variously been called a public health hero and Nanny Bloomberg. Love him or hate him, he has successfully sparked debate on what is good for public health.
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Mexico proposes tax on sugary beverages

Mexico proposes tax on sugary beverages | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
The Mexican government proposed penalizing sugary beverages with a special tax in an effort to contain twin epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, attempting to join countries such as France and Hungary in taxing sweet drinks in the name of...
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What Public Health Legacy Does Bloomberg Leave Behind?

What Public Health Legacy Does Bloomberg Leave Behind? | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Views about the outgoing mayor’s legacy and what the next one should do
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What Mayor Bloomberg should ban next

What Mayor Bloomberg should ban next | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Writers at the web magazine Brokelyn say banning Big Gulps isn't enough.
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A humourous take on Mayor Bloomberg's initiatives to protect public health in NYC.

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NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants - Boston.com

NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants - Boston.com | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a decade, New York City has outlawed smoking in bars and offices, banned trans fats, and forced fast-food restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus.

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“Latch on NYC” — Unfair To New Moms?

“Latch on NYC”  — Unfair To New Moms? | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Starting September 3rd, under the “Latch on NYC” initiative, the City will monitor the number of formula bottles hospitals use, by keeping them in the same kind of lock-boxes they use to store medications.
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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill - KQED

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill - KQED | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Mike Cashion, executive director the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association, says the bill is a direct reaction to Bloomberg-style government intervention in public health. “If you look at ...
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Nutrition experts: Despite ruling, soda ban is still a great idea - NBCNews.com (blog)

Nutrition experts: Despite ruling, soda ban is still a great idea - NBCNews.com (blog) | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
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Nutrition experts: Despite ruling, soda ban is still a great idea
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“There is really very clear evidence now that soft drinks are related to weight gain and obesity and, most certainly, diabetes,” says Dr.
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Judge halts Bloomberg’s large soda ban one day before it's set to go into effect 

Judge halts Bloomberg’s large soda ban one day before it's set to go into effect  | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
A judge Monday overturned Mayor Bloomberg's controversial ban on sugary sodas larger than 16 ounces, one day before the regulation was to take effect.
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How to Force Ethics On the Food Industry

How to Force Ethics On the Food Industry | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Making people overweight is profitable. If we want change, we have to require it.
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Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating

Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Americans overwhelming support policies like banning big sodas and subsidizing fruits and veggies, according to a new poll.
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Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups

Behind Soda Industry’s Win, a Phalanx of Sponsored Minority Groups | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Despite high rates of obesity in the populations they work for, groups with a long history of funding by the beverage industry are now fighting measures like New York City’s stalled soda ban.
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Bloomberg’s Successor and a Health Policy Legacy

Bloomberg’s Successor and a Health Policy Legacy | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
What to expect from the next mayor of New York City
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What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.
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Bloomberg Loves Breastfeeding, Asks Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

Bloomberg Loves Breastfeeding, Asks Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Starting in September, Mayor Bloomberg's push to encourage breastfeeding will incorporate a new program urging hospitals to keep baby formula under lockdown.
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‘Latch On NYC’ breastfeeding campaign draws attention, but is hardly unique

‘Latch On NYC’ breastfeeding campaign draws attention, but is hardly unique | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
New York City's 'Latch On' breastfeeding campaign is getting lots of attention. But the program's hardly unique.
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Latch on NYC (It's going to be okay, people)

Latch on NYC (It's going to be okay, people) | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
The Latch on NYC initiative has caught a recent wave of inflammatory flack among various 'news' sources, mom bloggers, and more. It's not so bad.
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A Bumpy Road to a Soda Ban - New York Times (blog)

A Bumpy Road to a Soda Ban - New York Times (blog) | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
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A Bumpy Road to a Soda Ban
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Many public health experts support the effort by the administration of Mayor Michael R.
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‘Soda Ban Explained’

‘Soda Ban Explained’ | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
The filmmaker’s guide to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposal to restrict the sale of big, sugary drinks.
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Most New Yorkers Oppose Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Most New Yorkers Oppose Bloomberg’s Soda Ban | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Six in 10 residents said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to prohibit sales of large sugary drinks was a bad idea, according to a new poll by The New York Times.
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In Obesity Epidemic, Poverty Is an Ignored Contagion

In Obesity Epidemic, Poverty Is an Ignored Contagion | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
In New York City, where the poverty rate has remained steady for a decade, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to limit the size of sugary drinks ignore a much larger problem.
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Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time

Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
It is unclear how long it will take before a decision is reached. While I do hope that the decision is made in favor of the city, regardless of the outcome, Mayor Bloomberg and the city accomplished a great deal.
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Bloomberg Slams ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Mississippi’s Obesity Rate

Bloomberg Slams ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Mississippi’s Obesity Rate | Bloomberg initiatives | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed Mississippi--the state that recently passed an "anti-Bloomberg bill" to ban localities from requiring displayed calorie counts or restricting soda cup sizes in restaurants--as a "farce" with its...
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