NCASEF Responds To Canceled Soda Ban

“Individuals—not governments—should be free to make their own informed decisions about their dietary intake of foods and beverages,” says NCASEF chairman.

Bruce Maples, chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees released the following statement on the soda ban that was ruled invalid late Monday.

“Last September, in response to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s call for a ban on sodas over 16 ounces, the National Coalition issued a statement warning of going down a ‘slippery slope of unnecessary, unwanted and unwarranted government intervention in the choices people make about their intake of foods and beverages.’

Calling the ban ‘arbitrary and capricious,’ a state judge heeded that call yesterday, and the call of many others, by barring the Mayor’s rule from going into effect.  Our family of 7-Eleven franchisees applauds that common-sense approach, which recognizes that individuals—not governments—should be free to make their own informed decisions about their dietary intake of foods and beverages.

That is also why 7-Eleven continues to provide our guests with a wide variety of healthy options to choose from.  The National Coalition will continue to follow this issue closely, supporting the associations and organizations that continue to raise their voices in support of market-driven solutions to America’s challenges.”

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