What’s that you’re drinking?
The national conversation on health veered into the world of soda today, at a national soda summit. The sweet carbonated drinks are under attack in some circles. And recently, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a change to the city’s health code that would ban sugary sodas of 16 ounces or more in resturants, movie theaters, and many other places. WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo talked with University of Florida department chair and professor of health education and behavior Jay Bernhardt, who says Bloombergs idea is not a bad one.
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