Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:24 AM by NBC News (CC)
NYC Mayor Bloomberg defends his mega-sugary drinks ban, supports Donut Day
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went on the TODAY Show this morning and defended his first-in-the nation ban on the sale of large servings of sodas and sugary drinks in New York City.
The proposal would prohibit restaurants, movie theaters, food carts and ball parks from selling sugary beverages larger that 16-ounces.
A TODAY.com poll shows 83 percent of people asked do not think the plan will curb obesity and many who oppose the plan say it infringes on their freedoms.
"All we're trying to do is to explain to people that if you drink a little bit less you will live longer and you'll have a better life...That's not exactly taking away your freedoms. It's not something the Founding Father's fought for," said Bloomberg.
Mayor Bloomberg also defended his support of National Donut Day, which is today, saying the key is to eat them in moderation.