Lawmakers in new York passed a law forbidding restaurants to offer children sweet drinks. The administration of De Blasio fully supports the decision of the Parliament. Physicians have also long been urged to fight obesity in children.
Under the new law, in new York at the restaurants can offer children only juice, sparkling water and skim milk. If a child asks, for example, coke, or something else sweet gas, he will provide. But those restaurants that are found to be involved in the active offer of these drinks, will be punished with fines of up to $200 per case.
“Healthy drinks for children become the norm in new York, “said Parliament member Ben Kallos, a Democrat from Manhattan, who initiated the bill. — “Although parents can request all they want, the default will only be offered healthy drinks“.
According to doctors of the Academy of medicine of new York, sugary drinks are one of the main sources of sugar in the diet of American children and adults. 8-year-old child should walk between the town hall and times square to burn the calories of 12 ounces (350 ml) of sweet drinks.
Changing the menu settings to “default” nudging consumers towards a healthier choice. McDonald’s already has such experience, in 2013, the restaurant chain removed such drinks from children’s menus for US. The number of Happy meals sold with milk, juice or water, increased by 14%, said McDonald’s in February. The bill was supported by the American beverage Association trade group and the national industry non-alcoholic beverages.
“We hope that this change will be an example for current parents and future generations, to make a choice in favor of healthy drinks, making orders in fast food establishments“, — said Thursday the member of the Council, the Democrat Johnson.
In new York, was forbidden to offer children in restaurants soda updated: March 29, 2019 author: Alexander Brezhnev