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#1 Health panel talks about wider food ban06-13-2012, 11:22 AM
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.
06-13-2012, 11:34 AM
I think that they are going to regret opening it all up for public comments.
Jon Stewart had the Mayor of London on his show the other night. He showed him a large soft drink, and a large soft drink container filled with something that looked like weed. He then asked the mayor that if a person is found in possession of these items, which one should have the higher fine? The mayor laughed.
If NYC is a mostly liberal city, and Jon Stewart to some degree represents the thinking of the average NYC liberal on this issue , I think that the committee is about to get an earful from the citizenry.
06-13-2012, 02:57 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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