Last week it was the ‘Happy Meal,’ this week it is alchohol with caffeine drinks. Washington, Michigan and New York are the latest examples of states that have banned drinks that combine alchohol and caffeine as concerns have grown in recent days about the dangers of consuming the latest fashion in booze.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is happy now, though he says he’s going to continue to push the FDA to ban these drinks outright. And just as Schumer is pleased with this news so was Eric Mar, the San Francisco city supervisor who sponsored the effort against toys in fast food meals, thrilled to proclaim the ban a ”food justice” victory. ”Our children are sick,” Mar told Reuters. “Rates of obesity in San Francisco are disturbingly high, especially among children of color. This is a challenge to the restaurant industry to think about children’s health first and join the wide range of local restaurants that have already made this commitment.”