Cambridge mayor proposes limits on soda sizes
Idea surprises City Council
Following the lead of New York City, Cambridge is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants. Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis proposed the idea at the City Council’s meeting Monday night, saying she brought the idea forward because of the health risks posed by consuming too much soda. “In addition to being an obesity threat, soda is one of the contributing factors to an increasing rate of diabetes and heart disease amongst younger people,” Davis said.