Menino Bans Sweetened Beverages On City Land, And At Meetings

By executive order: No more Cokes
By executive order: No more Cokes

The [executive] order applies to cafeterias, vending machines, concession stands, and beverages served at meetings, the mayor's office said.

The drinks that will be banned include: non-diet sodas, pre-sweetened ice teas, refrigerated coffee drinks, energy drinks, juice drinks with added sugar, and sports drinks. The order will allow the sale of diet sodas, diet iced teas, 100 percent juices, low-calorie sports drinks, low-sugar sweetened beverages, sweetened soy milk, and flavored sweetened milk. It will also allow the sale of such items as bottled water, and flavored and unflavored seltzer water.

This program aired on April 7, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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