Beverage Association Ad Cites CDC; Bloomberg Declares 'Doughnut Day'
Large sodas may kill you quicker than the Ebola virus, but a 1-foot-in-diameter doughnut just means more delicious goodness for everyone.
Or, as New York Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs put it: "The celebratory events, the naming days in honor of individuals or items, or frivolities that are fun and ... are quite distinct from a public-health agenda."
Meanwhile, the American Beverage Association is taking out a full page ad in Friday papers quoting CDC research about soda-related obesity. Among other things, the ad states: "The facts make it clear -- beverage calories and added sugars have decreased for more than a decade, while the CDC reports obesity rates continue to climb."