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National Alliance For Hispanic Health Leads Diverse “Friends of the Court” in Support of NYC Policy to Reduce Sugary Drink Portion Size
Date:6/11/2013

New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

“It’s time to say ¡basta! (enough!) and put community and children’s health first,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation’s leading science-based advocate for Hispanic health.

Today, the NY Appellate Division of the Supreme Court heard arguments on the NYC Board of Health’s policy to limit serving sizes of sugar-sweetened beverages to 16 ounces in NYC food service establishments. The Alliance was lead signatory on an amicus (friend of the court) brief filed in support of the policy, citing the public health impact particularly on underserved communities. (According to court of document NEW YORK COUNTY Index No. 653584/12)

The brief, filed by a diverse group of sixteen signatories, points to federal and city data showing a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and, both nationally and in New York City, obesity rates are higher for Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks. NYC data cited in the brief also shows higher daily consumption of sugary drinks and higher rates of diabetes for Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks. (http://www.hispanichealth.org/assets/sugaramicus/AmicusBrief.pdf)

Today’s NY State Appellate Court hearing comes after a lower court ruled this past March that the NYC Board of Health policy could not be implemented following a court challenge organized in part by the beverage industry.

“We are proud to be on the right side of this issue for the health of communities and families. Mayor Bloomberg’s policy is a common sense approach to create healthier environments for all New Yorkers and will serve as a model for the nation,” concluded Dr. Delgado.

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