New York’s soda ban affects Fordham foodservices

Foodservice will have to comply with new size restrictions.

Sept. 26—Soda-loving members of the Fordham community may wish to change their drink of choice when traveling around New York City, where large helpings of soda will soon be a thing of the past. As of March 12, 2013, restaurants and concession stands within the city limits will be required to restrict helpings of sugary drinks to 16 ounces per container.

The rules, which apply to any drink that contains over 25 calories per eight ounces, including many sodas and juices, will not be put into effect in supermarkets or convenience stores. Furthermore, it will not prevent consumers from purchasing multiple 16-ounce bottles of sugary drinks. Like many other institutions, Fordham will have to make some changes to its food service in order to comply with the new regulations.