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City Soda Ban Appeal Scheduled for June

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An appeals hearing on the Health Department's attempted soda ban has been scheduled for June 4.

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is one of 10 organizations that filed a brief Monday backing the ban.

The cohort has called it a "reasonable and measured attempt" to slow the spread of obesity, diabetes, and other illnesses.

The ban would restrict the purchase of sodas and other high-sugar drinks larger than 16 ounces.

It was originally proposed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but a judge blocked it a day before it was set to take effect in March 2013.

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