Apparently the limitations on what drink sizes one can and cannot purchase isn't quite enough for Michael Bloomberg (that or the backlash hasn't been great enough for him to take notice). Now they look towards setting limitations on food portions and even milk drinks as well.
The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.
The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.
At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.
One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.
"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.
Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.
"There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman.
Beware hot dog vendors, movie theater goers, New York-style pizza eaters, etc. They already broke out the hose, found the perfect hill, threw down the Slip-n-Slide... now it's time to sit back and watch this slippery slope go wild.
Have fun sipping your 12-16 oz mochachinos. Caffeine is bad for you after all. No double shots for you. What else could they ban? What else is bad for your health? Even "healthy" foods like granola bars, protein shakes, vitamin supplements and more have reports of them being "bad for your health". Sitting at your computer all day is bad for you and TV rots your brain... maybe you can limit that too.