Government will never be able to tell Mississippians how much food they can or can’t eat, thanks to an “Anti-Bloomberg Bill” signed into law this week.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Senate bill, which prevents municipalities from putting limitations on serving sizes. The law was inspired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban large sodas in what he calls an effort to keep residents healthy.
"It simply is not the role of the government to micro-regulate citizens' dietary decisions," Bryant wrote in a statement. "The responsibility for one's personal health depends on individual choices about a proper diet and appropriate exercise."
The law also restricts local governments from forcing restaurants to list the amount of calories in their dishes or to remove plastic toys and other prizes from children’s meals.
Bryant told Fox News
that he was overweight as a child, but has kept fit by running.
"Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to me, and it is a personal priority of mine to educate Mississippians on the importance of making good health decisions," the governor said.
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