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The mayor of NYC wants to ban the purchase of sugary drinks using food stamps. Do you think that's a good idea?

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Poll Results: 3,684 votes
62%
Yes.
 
24%
No.
 
12%
I'm not sure.
 
2%
Other.
 


Read more: Aggressive Anti-Obesity Campaign Kicks Sodas to the Curb and NYC Mayor Wants to Ban Sugary Drinks for Food Stamp Users




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AwayNoFwdsStars V.
Tuesday May 26, 2015, 1:28 PM


Yes

AwayNoFwdsStars V.
Tuesday May 26, 2015, 10:49 AM


Yes.

donna m.
Sunday May 17, 2015, 12:38 AM


the mayor should mind his own business, and try living on food stamps for a year!

Andrea A.
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:27 AM


It might be a good thing.

M.N. J.
Wednesday May 6, 2015, 12:23 AM


Laws on Junk Food in Schools Fail to Help Poor Fight Obesity, Study Says

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-school-junk-food-child-obesity-20150504-story.html

"Since state laws made it harder for California elementary school kids to get their hands on sugary drinks and junk food snacks on campus, researchers found, students' risk of becoming overweight or obese fell slightly -- but mostly if they came from higher-income neighborhoods.

"Examining body mass index measurements of 2,700,880 fifth-graders in the state over 10 years, researchers found that students in those neighborhoods saw their odds of exceeding a healthy weight fall by about 1% a year. For all other students, the trends remained essentially flat."

Removing Chocolate Milk from Schools Caused Plain Milk to Be Wasted

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-school-chocolate-milk-20140418-story.html

"Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk.

"Both might be the case, researchers at Cornell University say."

M.N. J.
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 11:58 PM


No.

Sue H.
Sunday March 15, 2015, 11:52 PM


Not a great idea.

Andrea A.
Monday February 16, 2015, 5:07 AM


It might be a good thing.

Aaron Bouchard
Thursday January 29, 2015, 10:43 AM


not sure, don't think they should have restrictions on people such as that

John B.
Tuesday January 27, 2015, 12:51 AM


Not sure I would approve.



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