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Big Soda May Be Messing With Our Most Trusted Health Organizations

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Between 2011 and 2015, Coca-Cola and Pepsi sponsored 96 national health organizations. This includes the American Diabetes Association and the Nationa...

Big Soda Again Prioritizes Profits Over Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Big Soda is playing games with your health. Again.

Big Soda Spends Millions On 'Unethical' San Francisco Area Ads Fighting Drink Taxes

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The beverage industry is spending millions to fight Bay Area proposals that would tax sugary drinks. Meanwhile, vastly outspent supp...

Cheers! Why I'm Celebrating The Sweet Victory Of The Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

I urge all Americans to stand together to support our leaders willing to embrace sugary drink taxes as a means to help their citizens live healthier, longer lives and addressing community investment needs or budget shortfall.

Dear Big Soda: It's Time for a Change

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There is a great debate taking place right now in America. Public health advocates are calling on soda makers to stop targeting our children and to stop targeting minorities. They are calling on celebrities to stop selling out to the industry and using their fame to peddle an unhealthy habit to their fans.

Buffett Unwise to Ignore Coke's Obesity Link

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

At the end of the day, it comes down to what "values" are the true metric of "value investing": shareholder return or public health. As a nation we have answered that question for tobacco, but we are clearly still debating it for sugar water.

New CSPI Report Highlights Childhood "Globesity" Crisis, Hits Hard at Big Soda

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Kimberly Cooper

As the childhood "Globesity" epidemic continues to make headlines, The Center for the Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a new report this...

The Vast Majority Of Us Drink Too Many Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Sugar-sweetened beverages are hurting everyone, and just about everyone is drinking too much of them. But the largest meta-analysis of its kind just f...

San Francisco Wants To Be The City That Takes Down Big Soda

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

If California is leading the charge against Big Soda, San Francisco is now standing on the front lines. On Tuesday, three San Francisco supervisor...

Anna Almendrala

How The Food Industry Shapes Health Research | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Most scientists agree that added sugar -- especially in liquid form, like soda -- contributes to metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity. But you...

Lydia O'Connor

California Readies Another Assault On Sugary Drinks | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

If the soft drink industry thought its fight with health reformers ended in the San Francisco Bay Area last election season, a new bill in the Califor...

Will Big Soda Learn From Election Day 2014?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Now is the time for the public health community to learn the real lessons from Berkeley.

Nation's First Soda Tax Passes In Berkeley, Fails in San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Local ballot measures in California to create the nation’s first taxes on sugary drinks saw both victory and defeat Tuesday when a bill won in Berke...

Think a Soda Tax Is Regressive? Try Diabetes

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them?

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

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...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Water Is the Enemy, Gatorade Mobile Game Tells Youth

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Huehnergarth

What else is Big Soda doing to quash consumer water consumption, and damage the First Lady's Drink Up campaign, that we have yet to discover?

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.

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.

Are The Coca Cola Bears In Trouble?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Real Bears is an animated short film we produced in order to tell the truth about Big Soda. Jason Mraz was kind enough to write and record an original song just for this project. We may not have the big budgets that Coke and Pepsi have, but we do have the truth.

The Battle Against Big Soda Continues

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The mayor of New York City is not banning the sale of soda. Nor is he telling consumers that they can't drink soda. Rather, he is calling attention to how much should be considered a reasonable amount to drink at a time.