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  1. Andre
    Andre June 8, 2012 at 5:18 am | | Reply

    Thanks for including our post in the article Allison! This issue definitely raises alot of questions about what is actually sustainable and useful in the fight to build a healthier nation.

  2. Joe
    Joe June 8, 2012 at 5:59 am | | Reply

    We don’t need a “nanny” state or government.
    Can we say “prohibition” in the 1920′s and how well THAT worked out.
    Yeah I can see it now, McDonald’s speakeasies.

  3. Tim
    Tim June 8, 2012 at 9:59 am | | Reply

    In the field of health and nutrition we DO need a nanny state, but we won’t get it, because this is the land of the free and the home of the buffalo. The obesity epidemic will only be conquered by patients and the doctors who want to IMPROVE life, not just sustain it. If nothing else, Bloomberg is getting us to talk about the elephant in the room — even if it is us.

  4. Joe
    Joe June 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | | Reply

    Yes, lets Nanny state everything. because people are too damn dumb to make their own decisions.


  5. Tim
    Tim June 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm | | Reply

    People who destroy their body with what they eat will cause others’ insurance rates to go up. The responsible thing to do is to put warning labels on high-fat and high-calorie foods just like we do with cigarettes and alcohol. The government should also stop subsidizing food producers.

  6. Scott Strange
    Scott Strange June 21, 2012 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    The thing I find most idiotic in this is that tobacco is still allowed to be sold, with it’s well-documented health risks. I bet if those drinks were taxed like tobacco this issue would have never come up…

  7. carter kostler
    carter kostler August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm | | Reply

    Hi, My name is Carter and I am a 14 year old entrepreneur who is a 100% supporter of fruit infused water.

    After watching “super size me”, I began to research about the negative health effects of soda and juice. Diabetes and obesity sound like terrible diseases. My mother, however, was not following this trend. She would create pitchers of water infused with fruit and drink that through out her day instead. However, when she would run out of the house, she would grab a diet coke or plastic water bottle. I asked my mom “why don’t you make spa water to go and she said she could not” There was not a portable way to make and take fruit infused water on the go.

    I saw the need to make a sustainable, portable version of these pitchers for people on the go. Unfortunately, the only other option for health conscious people is for them to buy plain water or plastic bottles of artificially flavored and sweetened water beverages.

    Six months ago I started to create the Define Bottle. The Define Bottle is a cutting edge, glass and bamboo reusable water bottle for great tasting fruit infused water. I took the idea behind fruit infused water pitchers and made it mobile, not to mention stylish. With the support of my parents we are now patent pending and getting ready to go to production.

    Fruit Infused water is great for kids too. I have 3 younger siblings and they are nuts over it!

  8. joltdude
    joltdude September 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm | | Reply

    This is another example of govt trying to use laws to micromanage our lives.. Where really we should be encouraging people and giving them reason to make smarter choices.. By allowing this, your opening pandoras box for more and more laws controlling our decisions to a point where we wont be allowed choice..

    Educate, dont litigate

  9. joltdude
    joltdude September 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm | | Reply

    The school lunch police is already out there questioning parents judgement and forcing their school lunch crap down kids throats

  10. Adam
    Adam February 7, 2013 at 11:58 am | | Reply

    Why do the people of NYC continue to put up with
    this fascist millionaire ?

  11. Charles Cross
    Charles Cross March 12, 2013 at 9:24 am | | Reply

    I am a fish eating vegetarian. I eat no white flour products. I drink no sodas. I do not smoke. I do not drink hard liquor. If I have wine, it is red wine and no more than 2 glasses. If I drink beers, it is real ale, less than 4%. I drink real tea, green or black, most days. I do not eat or drink products with sugar.
    I eat fruit and vegetables every day. I run, cycle, or both every day. If it is snowing, I still go out for a jog or brisk walk.

  12. Franko
    Franko April 8, 2013 at 10:20 am | | Reply

    I couldn’t even imagine drinking one of those huge Cokes, I think it would make me sick! I do, however, believe that it is up to individuals to make their own decisions on their health and what they eat. It isn’t the gov’ts place to dictate to free people what they can and can’t purchase and consume. What’s next, mandatory exercise and treadmill fitness tests for everyone? I don’t see how that would be different from the soda ban.

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