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Gayle King Endorses Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Sugary Drinks

Gayle King stood with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his recent decision to ban sugary drinks from New York.

On Friday’s CBS This Morning, Gayle King sided with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over his controversial proposed ban of soft drinks over 16 ounces in size: “I’m all for anything that’s going to make us healthy.” Guest Jonathan Waxman, a chef in the Big Apple, also endorsed the Bloomberg plan: “I’m kind of happy that someone’s making a stand here, because I think that it’s empty calories.” [audio available herevideo below the jump]

Guest anchor Mo Rocca raised the Bloomberg controversy near the end of the segment with Waxman, who once appeared as contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters program in 2010: “We have to ask you about what you think of Mayor Bloomberg’s decree, his edict that…the big sugary drinks are out.”

The chef didn’t directly answer the question at first. Instead, Waxman mentioned how he mentors schoolchildren to eat healthier and how he makes his own sweet drinks: “I mix soda myself at home — fresh orange juice and soda water. That, to me, seems like the right thing for people to do.”
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