Lawmaker Starts New Push To Get New Yorkers To Kick SodaThere has been another push by politicians to wean New Yorkers off sugar sodas. But this time it's different. It's a voluntary social media campaign called "Fizz Free February."
NYC Health Dept. Compares Danger Of Sugary Drinks To CigarettesHealth officials warn sugary drinks, like soda, sports drinks, energy drinks and even sweetened iced tea, can lead to conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, weight gain and cavities.
What Kids Are Drinking Blamed For Type 2 DiabetesOne in three children in the United States are considered overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a number of health problems including Type 2 diabetes.
Police: Men Take Off With Cases Of Soda From Coca-Cola Truck In The BronxThe men took the soda from the truck when it was parked in front of 940 East 163 Street, police said.
Proposed Connecticut Soda Tax Stirs DebateUnder the proposed law, a 20-ounce soda would cost 20 cents more.
Assemblyman Wants To Bring Warning Labels To Sugary Drinks In New YorkCould a can of soda be treated like a pack of cigarettes? If one New York State lawmaker gets his way all sugary drinks will come with health warning labels.
Report: De Blasio Administration Considering New Ways To Implement Soda BanThe fight to ban large sugary sodas in New York City may not be over after all.
Soda Makers Make Pledge In NYC To Reduce Calorie ConsumptionThe announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City and comes as the country's three biggest soda makers face pressure over the role of sugary drinks in fueling obesity rates.
High Court Won't Reinstate New York City's Big Soda BanGuzzlers 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.
Non-Verbal Woman With Down Syndrome Missing From Brooklyn Home The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a woman who went missing from Mercy Home, a home that cares for people with developmental disabilities
Study: Sugar Found To Be Toxic In MiceResearchers found that when mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar females died at twice the normal rate.
Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary DrinksThe mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting'' the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.
5 Great Glasses Of Soda In NYCWhat soda ban? Artisanal soda is a revelation. Gone is the sticky, syrupy, chemically bite of so many mass-produced beverages, replaced with colors found in nature, refreshing, natural bubbles, and real fruit flavor. Read on for five of our favorite purveyors of this good stuff.
Appeals Court Considering NYC Supersized Sugary Drink BanThe court heard arguments from both sides Tuesday in regards to a March ruling that halted the city's plan to put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks.
NYC Files Notice Of Appeal Of Judge's Decision Halting Large Sugary Drinks BanSpeaking Tuesday at a midtown restaurant that is voluntarily adopting the city's sugary drink policy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and said he is confident the city will win in appeal.