New York City Health Board Supports Proposed Ban On Large Size Sugary Drinks

New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants, according to The Wall Street Journal. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: There is a chance this proposal will become law, at least in some form, despite widespread public opposition. Mayor Bloomberg is well aware of the level of opposition and you can be sure he has a well conceived strategy in place.

Opponents of the ban should think in terms of a compromise, not a defeat. The mayor and his allies see themselves as looking out not only for people’s health, but for the taxpayer who is shouldering the rising burden of obesity. 06-13-12 By Elliot Maras