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Boston Bans Sale, Marketing of Sugary Drinks on City Property

Boston Bans Sale, Marketing of Sugary Drinks on City Property | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

In a move to trim Boston’s rising obesity rates, Mayor Thomas Menino has banned the sale and advertising of sugar-loaded drinks from city-owned buildings and city-sponsored events.

 

Mayor Menino’s executive order, signed on April 7, 2011, calls for city departments to phase out regular sodas, sports drinks, and other high-sugar beverages from their vending machines, cafeterias, and concessions. (1) In their place, the city will offer healthier beverage options—among them, water, flavored seltzer, unsweetened coffee and tea, and diet drinks. Sugary drink marketing, from logos on vending machines to banners at events, will also be barred.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

It's official: The New York City Board of Health on Thursday unanimously approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial proposal to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in the majority of the city's food-serving establishments.

 

The law won't go into effect until March 12, 2013, and business owners will be given a three-month grace period before they'll be fined for non-compliance. But today's ruling formally puts into motion the unrolling of an unprecedented number of regulations on how residents and visitors in America's largest city will consume soda and other high-sugar beverages in the future.

 

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NYC's Soda Ban Is A Good Idea, But A Tax Would Be Better

NYC's Soda Ban Is A Good Idea, But A Tax Would Be Better | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

There’s only one problem. The pundits, politicians, and populace are wrong. Like it or not, the soda ban is a good idea.

 

Over the past three decades, obesity has become a massive problem in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recently published obesity map (scroll to the bottom) offers a frightening look at U.S. obesity trends. Whether or not you consider obesity a disease or a disorder, rising rates of Type II diabetes and other obesity-linked complications threaten the long-term economic health of our country.

 

 

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Study shows soda can increase risk of prostate cancer

Study shows soda can increase risk of prostate cancer | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

The super-sized soda ban in New York City may be good for men's prostates.A new study finds just one 11-ounce sugary soda a day increases the risk of more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by 40 percent.

 

Researchers in Sweden also found diets heavy in rice, pasta or sugary cereals increase the risk of milder forms of the disease.

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Soda Industry Grapples With New Ban

Soda Industry Grapples With New Ban | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

Soda makers and restaurants say they will face daunting logistical hurdles such as needing to retool manufacturing, change distribution systems and even introduce new plastic cups if New York's ban on large-size sweet drinks in food outlets survives a legal challenge.

 

The ban, the first of its kind in the nation, is due to take effect in March and would prohibit sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces (473 ml) from being sold in restaurants, movie theaters and food carts while still permitting their sale in stores that do not prepare food, such as convenience stores.

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Commentary: Ban On Big Sodas A Big Mistake

Commentary: Ban On Big Sodas A Big Mistake | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
The new ban on the sale of soft drinks in large containers in New York City is arbitrary and insulting, argues commentator and philosopher Alva Noë.

 

This is a good example of an article that takes a negative take on the ban.

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NYC Board of Health Passes ‘Soda Ban’

NYC Board of Health Passes ‘Soda Ban’ | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

The New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial proposal to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues, a sweeping initiative that backers hope will reduce obesity and critics decry as government run amok.

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Drinking Calories

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If you had to choose between drinking 200 calories and eating 200 calories, which one would you pick?

 

Chances are, you’d choose the food. And that decision just might save your waistline. That’s because the calories in drinks leave you less satisfied than calories from actual food and do little to keep you from wanting to eat more later on.

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Why I support the New York City soda ban

Why I support the New York City soda ban | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

I don’t see that problem with my current home city’s ban on large sodas, which the New York City Board of Health approved earlier today. Why? Sugary drinks are a leading cause of obesity because they have a secret weapon other high-calorie items don’t. They’ve got an unfair advantage on us, and the soda ban is a step in the right direction to combat that.

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Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame

Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame...
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Do You Agree with New York City's Soda Ban? | Serious Eats

Do You Agree with New York City's Soda Ban? | Serious Eats | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

The New York City Board of Health passed Mayor Bloomberg's controversial proposal to ban the sale of large sweetened beverages in restaurants, street carts, and movie theaters.

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New York City Soda Ban Explained by Casey Neistat

New York City Soda Ban Explained by Casey Neistat | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

In his latest New York Times opinion documentary, filmmaker Casey Neistat explains the controversial New York City ban on large sugary drinks, which was approved last week by the city’s Board of Health.

 

The ban is intended to combat obesity, a health condition which affects more than half of New Yorkers (and kills 5,000 of them per year), according to the New York City Board of Health. As Neistat points out, the ban is not really a ban, as a variety of large sugary drinks will still be available, including the 7-Eleven Big Gulp (convenience stores are not covered by the new rules).

 

The drink ban goes into effect March 12, 2013, pending any court challenges.

 

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Soda wars: cities seek restrictions, taxes to curb obesity

Soda wars: cities seek restrictions, taxes to curb obesity | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

ust months after the Big Apple made it illegal to serve sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters and delis, other cities also are considering putting restrictions on soft drinks, part of a multi-front effort to address American’s growing obesity problem.

 

It’s a move that, if it picks up steam, could rock the multi-billion-dollar industry that’s led by Atlanta-based Coca-Cola. Carbonated drinks — for the most part, sodas — constitute almost half of the industry’s business and almost 24 percent of drinks in movie theaters and restaurants.

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How Much Sugar Are Americans Eating? [Infographic]

How Much Sugar Are Americans Eating? [Infographic] | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

If you’re still not convinced that the country is, at least on average, consuming too much sugar, this infographic by OnlineNursingPrograms.com may help. And note the last section, which refers to the research finding that, given the way it acts on the brain, sugar may be just as addictive as cocaine. So even if you’re ready to kick the habit, it might not be as easy as you think.

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Health Board Approves Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Health Board Approves Bloomberg’s Soda Ban | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

The measure, championed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is certain to intensify a growing national debate about soft drinks and obesity, and it could spur other cities to follow suit, even as many New Yorkers say they remain uneasy about the plan.

 

“This is the single biggest step any city, I think, has ever taken to curb obesity,” Mr. Bloomberg said shortly after the vote. “It’s certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take, and we believe that it will help save lives.”

 

 

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Why we're fat? Food is easier to get, harder to resist

Why we're fat? Food is easier to get, harder to resist | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

Everything around us encourages overconsumption. “More food, more often, in more places than we need,” said Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.

 

Americans have access to more calories per day per capita — 3,800 — than anyone else in the world. Roughly one-third of these calories are lost to things like spoilage and plate waste, but each of us still manages to gobble down an average of 2,700 calories per day, about 530 more than we did in 1970.

 

 

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Should New York City Ban Big Soda?

Should New York City Ban Big Soda? | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

I’m curious what folks think about the current proposal in New York City to ban large soda drinks. The good folks at Everyday Health also visited this issue and put together a cool infographic about soda. (Hint: its not good for you.)

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New York City's ban on big sodas (in pictures)

New York City's ban on big sodas (in pictures) | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
View New York City's ban on big sodas photos in CBS News' New York City's ban on big sodas photo gallery...
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Large-Size Sugary Drink Ban Passes In NYC, Opponents Vow A Fight

Large-Size Sugary Drink Ban Passes In NYC, Opponents Vow A Fight | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg’s sugary drink ban passes in NYC: A gentle nudge towards health or infringement of personal choice?
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Clutch Your Ginormous Cups Close: NYC's Board Of Health Voted To Approve Soda Ban

Clutch Your Ginormous Cups Close: NYC's Board Of Health Voted To Approve Soda Ban | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

Advocates of the plan like its biggest fan Mayor Michael Bloomberg see it as a way to combat rising obesity rates, noting that if people have to buy a separate cup of soda to get more then 16 ounces, they might just stop there and save themselves some calories. Those calories add up — if someone drinks a soda every day for a year, it makes a difference of 14,600 calories, notes the Associated Press. That’s enough to add four pounds of fat to your body.

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Michael Bloomberg's soda ban: Gulped

Michael Bloomberg's soda ban: Gulped | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
NEW YORK has changed under Michael Bloomberg's watch. During his ten years as mayor, the city has recovered from a terrorist attack, endured a financial crisis and...
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New York City’s Soda Ban and the Battle over Sugary Drinks

New York City’s Soda Ban and the Battle over Sugary Drinks | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the New York City health department voted to prohibit the sale of sweetened beverages greater than 16 ounces -- including sodas, sports drinks and sweetened coffees and teas -- in rest...
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New Yorkers for Beverage Choices | The Facts

Get the facts about Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on beverages over 16 ounces in New York City.
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Bloomberg's Soda Ban Not The Solution For Obesity Epidemic

Bloomberg's Soda Ban Not The Solution For Obesity Epidemic | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

Bloomberg calls it “the single biggest step any city, I think, has ever taken to curb obesity.” But this step was not necessarily one in the right direction.

 

Yes, Bloomberg's move sends a message to the New York and American public that obesity is a big problem and that we want to stop it; however, he has undermined that very message by suggesting the only way to fight obesity is through government micromanagement of people's eating habits.

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Communities try new ways to reduce obesity

Communities try new ways to reduce obesity | New York City Soda Ban | Scoop.it

From creating bike paths to starting farmers markets, cities and counties are looking for ways to help residents make healthy lifestyle choices. Three communities in particular offer examples of the varying approaches local governments are taking to address obesity among residents.

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