It’s a good thing New York's called the Big Apple. If the state were nicknamed after, say, their pizza, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would've banned the moniker.
In yet another move in his crusade to eliminate fat people from his state, Bloomberg proposed an initiative to ban the sale of “jumbo” sodas and sugar-laden beverages to combat increasing obesity rates. Anything bigger than 16 ounces qualifies, and the ban would cover restaurants, food carts and other places that carry a letter grade for food service (but no grocery stores).
This is just another idea on a long list of "Bloomberg rules for healthy living:" In 2010, he urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to exclude soda, sports drinks and other sugary drinks from food stamp eligibility, citing their effects on obesity. He also promoted the Salads in Schools initiative, which provided low-height salad bars to elementary schools across the city’s five boroughs.
Thanks to Bloomberg, calorie counts now are displayed in plain sight on menus and menu boards in his state. In 2006, the New York City Board of Health approved Bloomberg's plan to ban transfats in cooking oils within the city's 24,000 food establishments. And in early 2010, Bloomberg unveiled a plan to cut the amount of salt in packaged and restaurant food by 25 percent over a five-year period.
People are dumb. They don’t use common sense when it comes to eating crap and overindulging. So when people do dumb things that affect all of us, we can expect to get dumb solutions thrown right back at us.