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Los Angeles City Council Inspired By Nanny Bloomberg

Ehaera Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:20 PM
... Per day, the average teenager consumes between 10 and 15 teaspoons of refined sugar via soda—which, according to government standards, is about their daily requirement for all foods. This amount of sugar without additional nutrition is why Coke is known as having "empty calories." Beverages like Coca-Cola are part of the American lifestyle, like cheeseburgers and apple pie. Even though they contain little more than sugar and water, they can still be part of a balanced, nutritious diet if used moderately for special occasions. But to have the country's mayors be my mother's surrogates? Sorry, but my real mother is far more prettier.

Not be be eclipsed by New York Mayor-Nanny Bloomberg and his proposed limit on soda serving sizes, Los Angeles Councilman (Nanny-In-Training) Mitch Englander is trying to banish soda from vending machines in LA parks and libraries. In a city with a $222 million budget shortfall, it's good to know that Councilman Englander has his, and LA's, priorities straight.

In his own words:

"Here in the city of Los Angeles, one in four children is obese...In many of our communities, it's one in three."

"This stands in stark contrast to a generation ago, when less than one in ten of...