If you haven’t already heard, the mayor of New York City has banned restaurants and stores from selling any large sized soda pops.
I personally haven’t had a sip of soda, unless you count Hansen’s Soda, which to me is a much better alternative, since earlier this year. Before, I even started my Mamavation Mom campaign. So the reason I don’t agree with this, has nothing to do with soda it’s self. It has to do with the fact that people are okay with letting the government tell us what we can and cannot do, or in this case drink.
Last time I checked, we as parents are the ones who are supposed to be teaching our kids what foods are good for you, and what foods you should limit.
I have seen a lot of friends on Facebook comment about how this is a great way to stop children from consuming much more then they need, but I really don’t think it will. You can take away the bigger options, but it is not going to stop them.
We as PARENTS need to educate our children.
ADULTS need to make their own decisions.
NOT the government.
photo credit - D Sharon Pruitt