You probably heard in today’s news that the New York Health Department is wanting to ban large soft drinks in local restaurants and food establishments. Having a close relationship with Coca-Cola, I wanted to share their response regarding the matter:

โ€œThe people of New York City are much smarter than the New York City Health Department believes. We are transparent with our consumers. They can see exactly how many calories are in every beverage we serve.

We have prominently placed calorie counts on the front of our bottles and cans and in New York City, restaurants already post the calorie content of all their offerings and portion sizes — including soft drinks.

New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this. They can make their own choices about the beverages they purchase. We hope New Yorkers loudly voice their disapproval about this arbitrary mandate.โ€