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Dear Media: Ask Nanny Bloomberg Why He’s Not Limiting Wine Sales Along with Soda


In response to the Mayor’s anti-obesity initiative to limit New Yorkers to 16 ounces of soda per meal, I ask a simple question: why stop at soda?

For example, I’m looking at a two-liter bottle of Coke right now and it says there are 140 calories in a 12 ounce serving. That’s about 12 calories per ounce.

Wine, again as an example, has about 20 calories per ounce.

Doing some basic math, the mayor only wants New Yorkers to have roughly 190 calories of soda with a meal. Your typical glass of wine is say 5 ounces, which means using the mayor’s soda rules as a guideline, New Yorkers should be limited to roughly two glasses of wine with any meal.

How about it, Mayor? Lead by example.


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