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Bill Would Require Warnings On Sugary Food And Drink At NYC Chains

Employees from dining services stock bottles of Coca-Cola and other caffeinated sodas in the Cougareat at the Wilkinson Student Center on BYU's Campus. This marks the first time caffeinated sodas have been available at campus eateries since the mid 1950's.
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Employees from dining services stock bottles of Coca-Cola and other caffeinated sodas in the Cougareat at the Wilkinson Student Center on BYU's Campus. This marks the first time caffeinated sodas have been available at campus eateries since the mid 1950's.

There’s new legislation drafted in New York City that would require warning labels on sugary food and drinks.

Councilman Keith Powers introduced legislation Wednesday that requires chain restaurants to put warnings on menu items that have more than 50 grams of added sugar.

“They will be shocked to find out that in some cases, the amount of sugar they are getting is a multiple of what they should be getting in the entire day for just that one beverage you get.”

Powers says the purpose of his Sweet Truth Act is simply to educate New Yorkers about sugar content. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites that Americans are taking in too many added sugars, leading to health problems.