New Yorkers for Beverage Choices

Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
News Billy Rennison 9/13/2012 at 11:29AM

Thousand of signed petitions and public outcry could not stop the Board of Health from approving Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to ban large sugary beverages in the city. Under the ban — which applies to restaurants, food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums and arenas — establishments will be unable to sell sugary [...]

Weight loss groups back Bloomberg soda ban
Weight loss groups back Bloomberg soda ban
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 10:29AM

At Flushing Meadows Park Tuesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Weight Watchers President Dave Burwick announced the group’s support for his soda ban, which will make it illegal to sell sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at city restaurants, mobile food carts, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. “There has been a lot of discussion about [...]

Advocacy group angry with timing of soda ban public hearing
News Billy Rennison 7/24/2012 at 2:00PM

As city residents descend on Long Island City to attend the public hearing on the proposed ban of sugary drinks, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices questioned the timing of the meeting. The hearing at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s headquarters began at 1 p.m., a time New Yorkers for Beverage Choices believes prevents [...]

Biz owners blast sweetened beverage ban
Biz owners blast sweetened beverage ban
News Liam La Guerre 7/23/2012 at 1:30PM

Is it the new Prohibition? Queens business owners are against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban of large sweetened beverages, reasoning that it would put a cap on their rights and water down sales. Proprietors told Councilmember Julissa Ferreras this as she scanned four businesses near her East Elmhurst office, engaging them about the ban’s potential [...]