Michelle Obama Supports Mayor Bloomberg's Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

| by Michael Allen

First Lady Michelle Obama recently told the Associated Press that she wouldn't want a federal ban on big sugary drinks, but does support New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent proposal to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks, as reported by Opposing Views.

The Associated Press reports:

Asked about Bloomberg's proposal during an interview with The Associated Press, Mrs. Obama said there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for the country's health challenges. But she said, "We applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities. New York is one example."

And asked whether the nation's obesity epidemic warrants taking a more aggressive approach, such as Bloomberg's, she said: "There are people like Mayor Bloomberg who are, and that is perfectly fine."

Mrs. Obama later issued a statement saying that she hadn't intended to weigh in on the Bloomberg plan "one way or the other."

"I was trying to make the point that every community is different and every solution is different and that I applaud local leaders including mayors, business leaders, parents, etc., who are taking this issue seriously and working towards solving this problem."

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