Magic Valley Residents Weigh In On N.Y.C. Soda Ban
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) New York City is cracking down on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks.
The board of health unanimously passed a measure that bars food service establishments from selling sugar-heavy drinks in more than 16-ounce cups or bottles.
Mayor Bloomberg says the ban will curb obesity.
No other U.S. city has gone so far as to restrict portion sizes at restaurants to fight weight gain.
We found out what magic valley residents think about the new ban.
"If we want to spend our money on those and gain the weight, then that's our freedom to do it. Either way I'm going to buy a couple of those if I want soda anyways” said Audrey Chatterton, against N.Y.C. ban.
"I think the people should have the right to choose what they want to do. I mean it's their money and if they want a 32 oz soda they should have the freedom to do that” said Josh Holt, against N.Y.C. ban.
The New York City large soda ban will go into effect in six months and be enforced by the city's restaurant inspection team.