By: Erika Reynolds & Kalvin Smith

Government regulation isn't necessary from the federal government. One example of regulation is New York's 16-ounce soda limit. Mayor Michael Bloomberg got the New York City Board of Health to ban the sale of soda and other sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces.

Another regulation is the school lunch standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2012 published new standards for school breakfast and lunch programs. The cost is more then $3.4 billion over four years. This has affected more than 98,000 secondary and elementary schools.

Government regulations aren't all bad. A lot of regulations are great, such as minimum wage.

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