By ZIPPORAH CRUZ, age 9 and KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9

Nov-YT-Okayjah

Okayjah Diaz, age 12 – “I would use taxing as a way to stop people from drinking sugary drinks and look at other ways other than a ban.”

Nov-YT-Yesenia

Yesenia Hernandez, age 10 – “I would not vote for this ban even though I don’t drink a lot of sugary drinks, but I think people should have the right to choose their own drinks.”

Nov-YT-Zenaii

Zenaii Smith, age 10 – “I would focus on helping the children who are obese by holding their parents accountable for their unhealthy habits through fines and/or rewards.”

Nov-YT-Nolan

Nolan Hidaka, age 9 – “If I were Mayor Bloomberg I would definitely ban sugary drinks because they are unhealthy and make people sick. I totally agree with the ban and recommend it.”

Nov-YT-Jacquoreya

Jacquoreya Lane, age 9 – “I would offer rewards to all children and adults who exercise. I would also offer low-cost or free exercise programs to help the obesity problem. Banning something only makes people find other ways to continue their unhealthy habits.”

Nov-YT-Sonja

Sonja, age 9 – “Soda sucks. Water rules!”

Nov-YT-Emma

Emma, age 10 – “I think it will lower the risk of obesity and diabetes.”