San Jose Council Member Develops Anti-Obesity Proposal
San Jose City Council member Ash Kalra has developed a proposal that would bar sugary drinks and whole milk from city properties and events to help curb obesity rates. When describing the proposal, Kalra cited CDC statistics finding that nearly 27% of California residents are overweight. Kalra on Wednesday will ask the council's agenda-setting committee to consider the idea.
- "San Jose Councilman Proposes Banning Sodas" (Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News, 8/23).