New York City May Ban Large Popcorns and Milkshakes

| by Michael Allen

The New York City Board of Health, which may ban the selling large sugary drinks at restaurants, is considering banning other large portions of fast food as well.

At a Tuesday meeting in Queens, board member Bruce Vladeck said that limiting large sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered: "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda."

Board member Dr. Joel Forman added: "There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories."

Mayor Bloomberg says the proposed sugary drink rules are an attempt to fight obesity and diabetes in the city.  The New York City Restaurant Association is fighting the proposal and is considering legal action of it goes into effect, reports Fox News.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, New York City voters oppose, 51 to 46 percent, the proposed ban on the sale of large sugary soft drinks.

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