A brief sidestep from travel to follow up on a post I wrote last year about the proposed NYC ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.
It’s good to see a bit of common sense here. That same kid that couldn’t order a 20 oz. Coke could order a Caffe Vanilla Frappucino with 4 grams more sugar(oh, and a ton of saturated fat to help boost your cholesterol level). Or, they could just walk into a 7-eleven, which wasn’t affected by the ban.
Education can be a powerful thing. Educating kids why they shouldn’t drink a million sodas is an effective method to prevent over-indulging. Providing them healthy alternatives in school and at home helps, too. But, banning everyone from buying a specific type of drink just doesn’t make sense, especially when it’s still legal to buy cigarettes which, IMO, are much more damaging.
Well intentioned legislation, just horribly structured.