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Tuesday
Jul302013

NYC soda ban ruled unconstitutional

PHOTO COURTESY RUSSELL BERNICE / FLICKRThe much ballyhooed New York City ban of sodas larger than 16 ounces is getting even more notoriety now that it has been deemed unconstitutional.

A panel of four judges from the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has found the Board of Health over-stepped its authority by making the decision more than one year ago.

While many applauded the change as a step in the right direction in the fight against the obesity epidemic, the judges said the Health Department can ban "inherently harmful" food and drink, but said soda did not fall into that category.

For more, go to the Boston Globe website.

For IHRSA's take on the ban and fighting obesity, click here.