Sugary Drink Ban

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High Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big Soda Ban

Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds.

06/26/2014

A customer fills a 21 ounce cup with soda at a McDonald's on Sept. 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Health Groups Bolster NYC’s Efforts For Large Sugary Drinks Ban

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and nine other entities filed a brief Monday. They’re calling the rule a “reasonable and measured attempt” at stemming a tide of obesity, diabetes and other illnesses.

04/28/2014

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The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

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Top NY Court Will Review Bloomberg’s Large Sugary Drinks Ban

The Court of Appeals granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in July.

10/17/2013

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City Continues Push To Allow Large Sugary Drinks Ban To Take Effect

A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel last week said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban and said it didn’t believe sugary drinks were “inherently harmful.”

08/05/2013

Twenty four-ounce soda cups are seen in a Manhattan ice cream shop on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Touts NYC Sugary Drink Ban Set To Take Effect Tuesday

Bloomberg said it is in the country’s interest to do something about empty calories and high sugar intake, which can lead to a host of health problems.

03/10/2013

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Bloomberg’s Drink Rules Take Effect Next Week, But Starbucks Not Making Changes

The company said that because of the milk content of its drinks, the fact that customers add their own sugar and still unanswered questions about the rules, it will continue selling 20-ounce ventis at its New York City stores.

03/08/2013

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Bloomberg Calls On State To Implement Sugary Drink Ban

The city has jurisdiction over restaurants, movie theaters, fast food restaurants and street carts, but not supermarkets or convenience stores that do not serve prepared foods.

02/25/2013

Big Gulp cup at a 7-Eleven. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opponents Of Sugary Drink Ban Seek Delay On Enforcement

The proposal, scheduled to take effect on March 12, would ban many eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces.

02/05/2013

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American Beverage Association Among Those Suing NYC Over Sugary Drink Crackdown

The new regulation puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and applies to both bottled and fountain drinks.

10/12/2012