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What’s that you’re drinking?

By on June 7th, 2012

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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