Tomorrow (Tuesday) the New York City Department of Health is holding a public hearing on Mayor Bloomberg’s call to ban sugar-sweetened drinks in portions over 16 ounces from New York City restaurants.
CMPI will be testifying.
In advance of the hearing, we took our roving camera to Central Park on a sunny Saturday to ask New Yorkers what they thought about the Mayor’s initiative.
Short answer – they don’t like it very much.
While recognizing the danger of obesity, those we interviewed were pretty blunt that regulation is a bad idea. They don’t see “more government” as the solution to changing the nutritional habits of the Big Apple.
We will post this video (along with our testimony) shortly.