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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:57 PM

(Cambridge) Massachusetts mayor proposes sugary drinks limit

Source: Reuters

Massachusetts mayor proposes sugary drinks limit

Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:36pm EDT

(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."

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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."

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/19/us-sugary-drinks-massachusetts-idUSBRE85I1IR20120619

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Eugene Jun 2012 OP
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #1
MannyGoldstein Jun 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #3
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #4
The Northerner Jun 2012 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:00 PM

1. leave our sugary drinks alone!!! n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. You go girl!

The People's Republic isn't going to let an amateur like Bloomberg snatch the title of Most Liberal City.

Unh-unh.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:19 PM

3. Want fries with that?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

4. No thanks, I'll take the ultra-high-fat calorie-laden sugar-free

milkshake instead!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. Good! They should also consider limiting or banning hate speech

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