(Reuters) - The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has asked the city's health officials for recommendations on limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened drinks served in restaurants.
The request follows a controversial proposal by New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit the size of such drinks.
Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis said in a statement that "the target of this effort is super-sized and over-sized sugary drinks, especially when children are the primary consumers."
Davis said Cambridge had already enacted important health policies related to smoking and unhealthy trans fats. She said she hoped the request for recommendations on sugary drinks "gets the ball rolling on limiting the amount of soda consumed by children and adults in our community."