Labeling Sugary Drinks - New York News

Labeling Sugary Drinks

Posted: Updated:
Los Angeles, CA -

(FOX 11) At Staples Center a little boy heading into the Lakers game tells me he likes sugary sodas, but California State Senator Bill Monning apparently doesn't. He's introduced legislation in Sacramento proposing that all sugary 12 ounce drinks with more than 75 calories be labeled with the warning DRINKING BEVERAGES WITH ADDED SUGAR(S) CONTRIBUTES TO OBESITY, DIABETES AND TOOTH DECAY.

Those who support the bill say the warning labels are a good way to educate consumers so they can make healthy choices. They say there's a growing amount of research suggesting sugary drinks contibutes to added empty calories in the American diet and to obesity. Dr. Kai Nishi is a surgeon who works with the obese. He does gastric bypass and other weight-reducing surgeries. He thinks the proposal is a step in the right direction. He says ""obesity is an epidemic in this country. Not just among our adults, but it's also affecting our children so that now 1 in 5 kids is obese."

We found soda-drinkers who liked the idea and others who wouldn't be swayed by labels, but to CalBev, which represents the soda industry sodas aren't the major problem.

In a statement CalBEV says "it is misleading to suggest that soft drink consumption is uniquely responsible for weight gain. In fact, only 4% of calories in the average American diet are derived directly from soda."

It's expected that the legislation proposed Thursday will see plenty of debate between the soda industry and proponents of labeling sugary drinks.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:05:20 GMT
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
  • Health NewsMore>>

  • LA Memorial Sports Arena Transforms Into Free Health Clinic, Thousands Expected

    LA Memorial Sports Arena Transforms Into Free Health Clinic, Thousands Expected

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:14:06 GMT

    A four-day free health clinic opened at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena today for people without medical insurance.

    A four-day free health clinic opened at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena today for people without medical insurance.

  • Dr. Drew Pinsky: I Began As A Bad Patient

    Dr. Drew Pinsky: I Began As A Bad Patient

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:48:25 GMT

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month...and Dr. Drew Pinsky is here. He is not only a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation...he is also a survivor. Here he is with his wife...who played a huge part in getting him tested.

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month...and Dr. Drew Pinsky is here. He is not only a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation...he is also a survivor. Here he is with his wife...who played a huge part in getting him tested.


  • Dr. Mehmet Oz: Ask MD App, & The Dr. Oz Show

    Dr. Mehmet Oz: Ask MD App, & The Dr. Oz Show

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:26:18 GMT

    Doctor Oz is back on FOX 11 every afternoon at 2:00pm. On Tuesday's show, he introduces us to the mother of a boy whose mental illness made her fear that he could become a mass killer.

    Doctor Oz is back on FOX 11 every afternoon at 2:00pm. On Tuesday's show, he introduces us to the mother of a boy whose mental illness made her fear that he could become a mass killer.


Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices