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Why We Need to Strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Brian Castrucci

We must take action to ensure that our surgeon general is insulated from politics to allow him to focus and share the best science available with the American people. Equal energy should be spent on calling for reform of the position as is spent on calls for the confirmation of Murthy.

Big Soda's Grip Fizzles as Berkeley Passes a Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Big Soda's obscenely expensive winning streak has fizzled out. Berkeley, California has become the first city in the nation to pass a sugary drink tax specifically designed to reduce consumption.

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans, We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the sod...

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Big Soda Double-crosses Michelle Obama's "Drink Up" Water Program -- in Less Than 3 Months

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

For those working diligently to promote tap water consumption, all is not lost.

New NYC Ads Target Sweet Teas, Energy Drinks

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks an...

Soda Ban Court Battle

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — It's up to a judge whether a first-of-its-kind size limit on sodas and other sugary drinks will take effect in three weeks. Beverage...

NAACP Opposes NYC Soda Ban

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while crit...

Soda Industry Files Lawsuit Against Sugary Drinks Crackdown

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized...

Center for Food Safety Comments at New York City Soda Limits Hearing

Michele Simon | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

The soda industry, because it does not have science (or even common sense) on its side, is resorting to methods of distraction.

LISTEN: The 'Authentic' New Yorkers Who Hate Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Lobbyists from large soda companies, including Coca-Cola, have launched an aggressive campaign to fight Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed bigger-than...

Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign Helps Torpedo Voluntary Food Marketing Guidelines for Kids

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While the proposed voluntary principles set for food marketers are ambitious and would take time to put into place, the public health stakes could not be higher.

WATCH: Soft-Drink Companies Target Black And Hispanic Youth, Study Finds

Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices

A new report from Yale University found that beverage companies are targeting children, particularly black and Hispanic youths, in their sales campaig...

Soda Makers Fight Back Against Public Obesity Campaigns

Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

U.S. public awareness campaigns about sugary soft drinks are under legal attack by beverage makers, which have sued New York City's health depart...

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bowman Simon

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the snappy acronym SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Everybody, it seems, has an opinion.

Drinking Sugar

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Why should we taxpayers subsidize obesity and the medical costs that caring for diabetes would require? Why should kids be brought up on sugar water?

The Soda Tax Wars

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Armies of deep-pocketed lobbyists are marshaling astroturf front groups to give Coca-Cola and Pepsi's opposition to soda taxes a respectable air.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

Study: Small Soda Taxes Don't Dent Obesity

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity, but larger levies probably would, accordi...

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Solutions, Not Soundbites

Susan K. Neely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan K. Neely

A soft drink tax won't reduce childhood obesity and distracts from meaningful solutions. There are better initiatives to tackle obesity, such as teaching our children how to consume a balanced diet.