From the NY Post:
First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks.
Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning document obtained by The Post.
The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze.
Community “transformation” grants provided under President Obama’s health-care law would help bankroll the effort.
Mayor Bloomberg could find it harder to find a nice glass of wine if he gets his way.
One of the goals listed in the “request for proposal” document to community groups is “reducing alcohol retail outlet (e.g. bar, corner store) density and illegal alcohol,” the document states.
Then he changed his mind...
Without a doubt, the amount of food people pile on to their plates at home and in restaurants has grown exponentially throughout the years.
In fact, according to the city's Health Department, popular items like soft drinks and french fries have, for the most part, quadrupled in size within a half-century. Most people's waistlines have also expanded.
So city health officials are launching a new campaign, "Cut Your Portions, Cut Your Risk," to get more New Yorkers to do some crowd control in our meal plans, especially when it comes to eating out.
The campaign shows the consequences of that riskier deal, depicting how the size of burgers, french fries and sugary drinks have gotten bigger, and lists the consequences, such as being overweight or obese, having diabetes and other serious health complications.