Sign on: Support NYC's Innovative Beverage Proposal
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a bold move that would put public health ahead of corporate profits. If passed, food service establishments—including restaurants, fast food chains, and movie theaters – would be prohibited from selling sugar-sweetened beverages in serving sizes that exceed 16 ounces. At a time when the nation is facing unprecedented rates of chronic disease—and an ever-growing body of research is identifying sugary beverages as a significant contributor to this trend— this effort to create a healthier food environment is a strong step in the right direction.
Sign on to our letter to show your support for New York’s beverage proposal. Join us in letting the NYC Department of Health know that we applaud their effort to both protect the health of New Yorkers and provide a model for other communities around the country.
The research on sugary drinks is conclusive: increased serving sizes lead to greater consumption, which has a direct relationship to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke – diseases that could be prevented. These same chronic diseases cause seven out of ten American deaths and account for more than 75% of our nation’s health care spending. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley is absolutely correct to say "government has a duty to respond to a crisis."
As public health advocates and members of the community dedicated to improving health and preventing disease, we stand with New York City in its efforts. Not only does this bold step protect the health of New Yorkers, it provides a model for other communities around the country to use local policies to counter the worst practices of the food and beverage industry and create healthier conditions for families to thrive.
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