Quick Read: New York’s Soda Limits Could Boost Similar Efforts in California

Voters in Richmond and El Monte will decide on a penny-per-ounce “soda tax” in November. Health advocates are hoping that New York City’s approval to limit the sale of super-sized sugary beverages will help them gain traction for their efforts in California.


California health advocates hope their state will see some movement on limiting sugar-laced soda following action last week to cap serving sizes for sugary drinks in New York City. Starting in March, New York’s restaurants, food trucks and concession stands will be banned from selling sugary sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

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