Sugary drinks

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Lawsuit Against NYC’s Sugary Drink Ban ‘A Disgrace’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday at the NAACP’s New York state branch and a network of Hispanic groups for filing a lawsuit against the city’s ban of supersized sugary drinks.

01/25/2013

(Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

FILE - Bottles of Coca-Cola soda (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Coca-Cola Ads To Address Obesity For First Time

The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a stronger voice in the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health.

01/14/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Begins Final Year In Office

This New Year marks the final year in office for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his resolution for 2013 is to remain relevant – even as New York City focuses on choosing his successor.

01/01/2013

Soda (credit: Getty Images); Knees (credit: Clipart.com)

Seen At 11: New Study Warns Of ‘The Soda Ache’

We know that drinking too much soda has been linked to obesity, but now a new study suggests that it also may be linked to arthritis of the knee in men.

11/27/2012

Latch On NYC Breastfeeding Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Mayor Bloomberg Declares War On Baby Formula

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned smoking in New York City parks and is trying to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. But he already has his sights on his next target: baby formula.

07/30/2012

Kim Ward holds an extra large soft drink from McDonald's in Brooklyn. (credit:  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images))

Both Sides Of Proposed NYC Big Drink Ban Face Off Ahead Of First Public Hearing

The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

07/23/2012

'Million Gulp March' protester holds a sign on Monday, July 9, 2012. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

‘Million Big Gulp March’ Takes Aim At Bloomberg’s Proposed Big Drink Ban

While many protesters were expected to take part in the so-called “Million Big Gulp March” demonstration Monday afternoon in City Hall Park, much fewer were actually on hand, with some chanting “Drink Free Or Die.”

07/09/2012

FILE - Two-liter bottles of soda (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/A dozen doughnuts (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

While Defending Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks, Bloomberg Celebrates National Donut Day

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to succeed Bloomberg, said she’s dead set against the sugary drink ban because it’s “punitive,” and she’ll undo it if she wins.

06/01/2012

Soda

Mayor Bloomberg Releases The Rules Of The New Sugary Drink Crackdown

For the mayor, it’s a sugar smack down, and while he’s not going to make people take a “sugarlizer” test, he is taking giant steps to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy.

05/31/2012

FILE - A Burger King customer drinks a soda while eating lunch at a Burger King restaurant. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed Ban On Large Sugary Drinks Drawing Mixed Reaction From New Yorkers

So how do you feel about downsizing the sugary drinks? Is Mayor Michael Bloomberg going too far? On Thursday, we took the pulse of the people on this beverage ban.

05/31/2012

Slurpee

Here He Goes Again: Bloomberg Set To Ban All Sugary Drinks Over 16 Ounces

Every single menu in New York City could soon be getting a major overhaul if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way. The man behind calorie counts is set to announce a new public health initiative to battle obesity, taking aim at super-sized sugary drinks.

05/30/2012

FILE - A picture of various cans of soda. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department

The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.

10/25/2011

Food stamps

Feds Shoot Down NYC Plan To Ban Food Stamp Use For Sugary Drinks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture rejected a waiver request that would have allowed the city to implement the plan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his administration was disappointed by the feds’ decision.

08/20/2011

Nina Pajak

Nina In New York: NYC Dept. Of…Ew, Gross.

By now you’ve most likely noticed the NYC Health “Pouring on the Pounds” subway posters campaigning to get people to cut down on sugary drinks.

03/11/2011

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