I recently attended Food For Your Whole Life Health Symposium in NYC. I ran into friend and colleague, Dr. Lisa Young, and being the portion size nutrition diva that she is, she said, "So, what do you think about Bloomberg's soda ban." Believe it or not, I knew nothing about it—I have spent the past few weeks insulated by a few projects and end of school activities for my two boys.
So, let me now weigh in. Finally, someone is making some noise and taking action—you rock Mike Bloomberg! And shame on the soda peeps for claiming that soft drinks have little to do with the obesity problems of this nation. If banning supersize sodas helps just a little bit (not dis-similar to smoking bans) then we are making progress. It will just make people think twice.
Yes, in the end, it is all about our personal choice and we need far more than a soda ban to shift this sad dietary paradigm than many fall prey to. But, it is a small step in what I see as a good direction.
Check out what Lisa has to say on the soda ban.