Cambridge: Henrietta Davis, the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has asked health officials of the city for their proposals regarding reducing the size of soda and sugar-sweetened drinks served in restaurants.
The move came in the wake of a similar controversial proposal by New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit the size of such drinks, Reuters reported.
Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis said in a statement that “the target of this effort is super-sized and over-sized sugary drinks, especially when children are the primary consumers.”
She said she hoped the request for recommendations on sugary drinks “gets the ball rolling on limiting the amount of soda consumed by children and adults in our community.”
“Malnutrition in this country is not only a problem of not getting enough to eat, but also consuming way too many empty, sugary calories,” she said.