06:34 NY food stamps sugary drinks move

Oct 6, 2010 Full story: The Sligo Champion 9

New Yorkers using food stamps will not be allowed to spend them on sugar-sweetened drinks under an obesity-fighting proposal being put forward by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson.

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Citizen Patriot

United States

#1 Oct 6, 2010
Good, too many fat slobs out there.
matti

Benicarló, Spain

#3 Oct 7, 2010
food alone...........not junk food..

Since: Oct 08

Rushville, NY

#4 Oct 7, 2010
Where does NY draw the line? Soda is full of sugar. Will they let diet soda go through? How about the majority of the items on the juice shelf? If it's not 100% juice, no purchase allowed? No Gatorade, Powerade, flavored waters full of sugar? No ice cream, pies,- how about yogurt, the name brands of yogurt are crammed with sugar? Candy bars? Ready made puddings? Seriously, how can you single out soda when there are so many grocery products that have sugar (or its equivalent) as the top ingredient? And don't think for a moment that a minimum wage cashier is going to be the least interested in reading labels to uphold this.
short trus micro bus

Wanette, OK

#6 Oct 7, 2010
NY State Govenor Patterson is an example of what a good politican can be and do .
The media even likes this guy , wonder if he`d like to be President?
Robert

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Oct 7, 2010
Here is another matter that has not received much attention;



http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html

May God bless and have mercy on us.

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#9 Oct 7, 2010
Food stamps should be for FOOD necessary to sustain life, not for soda, candy, cakes, pies, ice cream, potato chips, and other junk food.

Since: Sep 07

Toledo, OH

#10 Oct 7, 2010
tidy catz wrote:
Food stamps should be for FOOD necessary to sustain life, not for soda, candy, cakes, pies, ice cream, potato chips, and other junk food.
Here is something to think about. Why are healthier foods much more expensive then junk food?
Justin

United States

#11 Oct 7, 2010
Telling folks on food stamps that they can't buy Pepsi? That aint to smart, Mr. Mayor. Why not take it one step further and ban fried chicken too.

Since: Oct 08

Rushville, NY

#12 Oct 8, 2010
short trus micro bus wrote:
NY State Govenor Patterson is an example of what a good politican can be and do .
The media even likes this guy , wonder if he`d like to be President?
Bite your tongue! I'd suggest you try living in NY State for the remainder of his term as governor before you make up your mind about presidency. We NYers know the guy's an idiot.

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