Skip to comments.Health panel talks about wider food ban
Posted on 06/13/2012 7:03:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz
MYFOXNY.COM - The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.
The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.
At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.
One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.
"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.
Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.
"There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman.
Mayor Bloomberg says the drink rules are an attempt to fight obesity in the city. It would limit food service establishments in the city from serving drinks bigger than 16 ounces but would allow refills.
The New York City Restaurant Association is fighting the proposal and is considering legal action of it goes into effect.
New York City voters oppose 51 - 46 percent Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on the sale of over-sized sugary soft drinks, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
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That is the well-known "Cola Show Loophole". They will plug that one.
At home, if I fill a 32 oz plastic McD’s cup 3/4 full of ice, a 12 oz can of Coke fills the cup.
The same ratio should apply when you buy a “huge” drink at the fast food restaurant or convenience store. (do they even have convenience stores in NYC?)
Of course, all bets are off on the Big Gulp sizes, the ones which come with a diving board and require a lifeguard in attendance if ordered by children under the age of 12.
Everyone seems to be missing the tax angle on this. He is reducing sizes to make people have to buy two or more & NY gets twice the tax revenue or more.
Hey NY, you drones are lost forever and you can all kiss Americas collective asses.
People with his kind of money aren't psychotic, they're eccentric.
I can't believe this is even being discussed in America.
He’s really a member of the Opportunist Party.
Doubt they’ll suggest a limiting what kinds of foods you can buy with food stamps.
No twinkies, slim jims,etc. And stop the “cashback” feature of the EBT cards, which they then use to buy ciggies.
Nope, that would be racist.
Bullseye! You HIT it.
I can almost see the point of limiting the portions on certain foods and drinks (almost— I still oppose it), but how in the WORLD does this sort of government control over what someone, let’s say a WOMAN, does to her body square up with absolutely no controls over the surgical invasion of her body called abortion? Either people are helpless or they are not.
Keep laughing. Fast food burgers and fries are next. I never go to NY, never do business with any businesses there, and encourage all friends and business associates to do the same.
I ain't laughing.
I can in no way see even the tiniest little justification.
Commerce is between a buyer and a seller, period.
Great point. I take my two grandsons to an occasional movie. We get one large box and one large drink with three straws. If they take these sizes away it will be just another reason why we will no longer go to the movie but wait until we can see it at home where we can eat and drink whatever we want.
Dairy Queen will be next on the list.
This is actually a serious article, isn’t it? I kept looking for some indication it was a joke.
THIS IS SERIES!