16 Oz Research Paper

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16 oz. of Sugar We all love the nice refreshing taste of an ice cold drink on a hot summer day, but what we don't know is how much sugar we are actually taking in. There is approximately 240 calories with 64 grams of sugar in a 20 oz. bottle of coke. The worst part is all 240 calories are derived from sugar. Obesity is a huge issue in America. More than one third of American adults are obese which is 34.9% of the population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). With that being said, this is a huge issue in the United States. So, how do we stop this? In 2012, New York City Board of Health proposed a ban of the selling of large, 16 oz. or more, sugary drinks in restaurants and in other venues. Is this fair to the common population? Shouldn’t everyone have the right to buy and sell what he or she wants? If Mayor Bloomberg…show more content…
or larger soft drinks. The law is so limited that there is no point in passing it. This would be ineffective to the common population because the law does not include diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks, or alcoholic beverages. These drinks also contain a huge amount of sugars contributing to obesity. Vending machines, news stands, convenient stores, and grocery stores are also exempt from the list on the law. The passing of the law is just another way to make it seem that public health officials are making a change, when it will have a limited effect. This will not stop the common people from drinking sodas. People would simply take advantage of the complimentary refills to achieve their level of refreshment and hydration. Grocery and convenience store purchases are more likely to be sold then your average restaurant. The law on how much and how big of a soft drink they can buy at these destinations does not limit families. If this law was to be passed, there are so many ways around it, that it would be

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