Mayor Seeks Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

By Mary Collins

Mayor Seeks Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

May 31, 2012 Updated May 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK , NY., (Indiana's NewsCenter) - If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, big, sugary drinks would be illegal in New York.

The proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. It would apply to bottled drinks as well as fountain sodas.

The ban, which could take effect as soon as March, would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices or dairy-based drinks. Nor would it include drinks sold in grocery or convenience stores. Food establishments that don't downsize would face fines of $200.

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