curb obesity http://wamc.org en Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule http://wamc.org/post/judge-strikes-down-nyc-sugary-drinks-size-rule <p>New&nbsp;York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect.</p><p>The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday.</p><p>Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.</p><p>The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. It applies at places ranging from pizzerias to sports stadiums, though not at supermarkets or convenience stores.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:10:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 59635 at http://wamc.org Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule