Should soda be banned?Posted by Anne Baker on Jul 3, 2012 in Diabetes Related, Food & health, Weight | Comments Off
Are you a soda drinker?
With rates of obesity and diabetes in this country skyrocketing many in the health field are looking at lifestyle and dietary causes. And, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that eating junk food, fast food and drinking soda have had a huge impact on the decline in health and increase in disease.
Even though most people know soda isn’t good for them they continue to consume it.
So what if your “Big Gulp” was taken away?
In fact, Mr. Bloomberg – New York City’s Mayor recently decided to take matters into his own hands and has proposed a ban on large size soda drinks. I was interviewed by Metro Parent Magazine about this and you can read my comments on the subject here: Soda Ban
Let me be clear – I don’t think we can or should legislate our way to a healthier nation (although at times I am so frustrated with the current state of the nation’s health I might be persuaded!). I believe, in an ideal world, everyone should take responsibility for their own heath. But we don’t live in an ideal world do we?