On Sept. 13, New York City’s health board approved a regulation that will limit sugar-sweetened beverages served in restaurants, delis, movie theaters, stadiums, food carts and other venues to 16 ounces. For anyone old enough to remember soda in glass bottles, that’s the portion.
(And for anyone who grew up as humbly as my family did, that portion might have been split three or four ways. No kidding.)
Convenience stores and supermarkets—where 20 ounce portions are the norm—aren’t on the list. But those who let it flow from fountains and into open cups, those are the bad guys.
The regulation is the brain child of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who believes limiting fully sugared drink consumption will help in the battle against obesity.