San Jose Rejects Soda, Whole Milk Ban

A San Jose city council committee on Wednesday took no action on councilman Ash Kalra’s desire to propose a soda and whole milk ban, essentially killing his idea.

Kalra had asked the council's agenda-setting committee to consider the ban, which would be in place at all city properties and events to promote healthier diets.

The proposal had called for banning all sodas -- even diet drinks -- sweetened with sugar substitutes. It also cuts sports drinks and electrolyte replacement drinks with too much added sweetener.

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