Politicians are public leaders, but can they create laws that will eliminate choices from the public’s diet? Dr. Robert Lustig stated in a 60 Minutes episode about sugar addictions that eating sugar creates “a public health crisis.” According to Dr. Lustig, sugar can be addictive and cause many serious health problems.
More recently, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested limiting the sale of value-size sugary drinks in restaurants and other establishments that are not markets. His goal is to reduce obesity and help the public become healthy. Many states already ban sugary soda in schools, but New York would be the first to restrict an adult’s access to a sugary beverage larger than 16-ounces. The recommendation is sparking public interest. The link to the entire article is below. Share your thoughts.