Friday, June 1, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg is a donut man... “One donut is not going to hurt you...” but oh those 16oz drinks!

The following from CBS News
While Defending Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks, Bloomberg Celebrates National Donut Day

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Super-sized sugary drinks bad, donuts good.
That seems to be the message being sent by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he continues to defend his proposal to ban large, sugar laden drinks while celebrating National Donut Day on Friday.
The event featured a signed Proclamation Letter by the mayor honoring the 75th annual National Donut Day at Madison Square Park where the largest box of Entenmann’s Donuts ever created was unveiled.
The proposed ban puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts, including bottles and fountain drinks. On Friday, Bloomberg was challenged about celebrating National Donut Day days after revealing his soda proposal.
 “One donut is not going to hurt you, in moderation, most things are OK,” Bloomberg said Friday while appearing on The Today Show. “That’s what we’re trying to do with soft drinks, is get you to drink in moderation. So instead of getting the big 32-ounce, get two 16-ounce drinks if you want. But history shows, all the tests show, that you’ll probably only drink one.”

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