Expert: Ban On Sugary Drinks Won't Curb Obesity
(Undated) -- Stopping people on welfare from buying sugary drinks with their food stamps may not curb obesity, as some have suggested. Elissa Bassler with the Illinois Public Health Institute says people will just find another way to buy them. Bassler says there's no doubt the sugar-sweetened drinks are bad for your health, but the ban won't provide the education that people need to change their eating habits. A number of bills have been introduced at the federal level to ban the drinks from the food stamp program but none of them have cleared.