Sugary Drinks and Food Stamps

Recently the State of NY sought permission  “from the USDA to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugar-sweetened drinks in NYC as part of a government effort to battle obesity.” With almost  40% of NY City children in K-8 overweight or obese, and some neighborhoods having rates as high as 50%, Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg have asked for a two year ban to study the impact. An op-ed about their efforts is here:

The Obesity Epidemic One Way to Encourage Healthy Eating

So what do you think? Please take the survey, and of course comments are always welcome.


About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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