First Lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that she “applauds” Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large soft drinks in New York City. According to the Hill:
Michelle Obama “applauds anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities," she told the Associated Press Tuesday…
Bloomberg has defended the ban as an effort to fight obesity, a cause Michelle Obama also advocates with her Let’s Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity.
A majority of New Yorkers are opposed to the plan, while only 42 percent think Bloomberg’s proposal is a good idea.