June 13, 2012
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, right, and board member Joel Forman listen to a presentation on sugary drinks during a New York City Board of Health meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban large sugary drinks from New York City eateries is moving forward. The proposal was formally submitted to the city's board of health Tuesday morning. The board is expected to hold a series of public hearings during a 90-day comment period.
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New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.
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