With the first place Washington Nationals repeatedly walloping the last place Phillies this year, you’d think Philadelphia know-it-alls would steer clear of D.C., especially those who can’t back up their bragging.
But that wasn’t the case Thursday when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter came to Washington to give the keynote address at the National Soda Summit on Capitol Hill. He came with a message very similar to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: people are fat because they eat too much and drink too many sodas.
“Sugary drinks, like soda, fruit drinks and sweetened teas, are the single largest sources of sugar in the American diet,” Nutter said, according to the text of his speech. “On average, Americans drink 20 ounces of soda a day,” he said, adding that Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sugared sodas larger than 16 ounces “is worth evaluating.”