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City Pushes Large Soft Drink Ban

Tallahassee, FL --- June 1, 2012

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, selling soft drinks and coffees more than 16 ounces will be banned in his city. This includes movie theaters, restaurants, and even sports arenas like Yankee Stadium.

This has some Tallahassee residents shocked.

"I'm absolutely appalled and amazed that anybody would think that in America that we should make laws concerning anything so ridiculous," said Becky Thomas.

"I don't think they should be tellin' us how much to consume, but I guess if it's healthier, hey why not," said Daniel Fountain.

In Florida, school officials are trying to ban all soda vending machines on school grounds in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

"What we're hoping to do is get parents and children to make good choices, healthier choices and modify their behaviors so that we don't have to pass policies like outlawing giant size beverages," said Sheila Costigan, executive director of the Leon County Schools Foundation.

If you're worried about the size of that next soda or coffee in the state of Florida, there's no need to worry because legislation is not on the books for next session yet.

The link below tells more about the 95210 initiative in Leon County.

http://www.wholechildleon.com/95210/95210-The-Whole-Picture-of-Health


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