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NYC Looks to Expand Food Bans Even Further

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.


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Reader Comments (13)

"Yoo vill eat vat ve tell you to eat, und yoo vill enchoy it." --National Socialist Party Spokesman Humph Uppershiner

June 13, 2012 at 15:15 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Lol, the fatties are all upset.

June 14, 2012 at 00:31 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

so is anybody that's invested in a vending machine that dispense 20 oz drinks

June 14, 2012 at 00:54 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid


You would be singing a different tune if this was Moo Shoo Chicken ban.

June 14, 2012 at 06:24 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

What leftie drones like Choy/Brent fail to appreciate is the rotten precedents set here.

Personally, I couldn't care any less about the availability of tub-sized soft drinks, since I don't buy them anyway. That, since lefties don't seem to get it, is called personal responsibility and freedom of choice. If a restaurant chooses not to serve them, or runs out of big cups, no skin off my nose. But forced compliance with a nanny-state ban is a dangerous path indeed.

What's next on the list for Nurse Bloomberg and his What's Good For Us Brownshirts? No pie? White Castle limited to selling one slider at a time? Removing salt packets from Wendy's condiment counter?

How about banning neckties, due to the circulatory problems caused when some idiots tie them too tight?

Do you know what's in the back seat of a New York City cab? Ban taxis, now, for the sake of our health, Nurse Bloomie.

Hurry, Mikey. There's much to be done if you want total control over the lives of the ignorant proletariat.

June 14, 2012 at 07:58 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Bloomberg should be appointed as the Food Czar of the entire South. OMG those people are fat! No wonder healthcare costs skyrocket every year when you can't even limit these fatties to a 16 oz soda.

June 14, 2012 at 09:25 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

Speaking of fatties, has Michael Moore weighed in on this controversy yet?

June 14, 2012 at 13:01 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

No, but I hear Rosie O'Donnell will be adding heft to a mass protest to try to flesh out and enlarge opposition to the food ban.

June 14, 2012 at 20:37 | Unregistered Commenter1RedBeard

I really need a law banning ice cream. I have no control. I'm out of control. I can't hep myself. Pleeeez, somebody do something.

The good news, for now is, I'm not fat. :-) Yet

Great comebacks Mach and RB. I choked on those LOL. (I know LOL is considered old school these day's - from waaay back in the day - but I still like it's efficiency.)

June 15, 2012 at 10:28 | Registered CommenterTijuana

I'm in the South, yet I'm not fat either, despite Choy/Brent's assertions. How can that be, with Big Gulps and Tubs o' Fries for sale everywhere? It couldn't be that condition most dreaded by lefties, could it? You know, personal responsibility and all that.

June 15, 2012 at 10:45 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

By the way, Sunday is gonna be a Big Food Day, with bratwurst, smoked pork and chicken, buttered corn on the cob, chips, dip, fudge brownies, and mass quantities of beer.

Nanny Bloomberg is NOT invited.

June 15, 2012 at 14:59 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

The smoker is fired and ready.

Oh, and add ice cream to the list.

June 17, 2012 at 08:06 | Unregistered Commenter1RedBeard

Bloomberg should be appointed as the Food Czar of the entire South. OMG those people are fat!

Wow! That's certainly racist...and elitist.

June 17, 2012 at 20:59 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

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