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When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Link Between Sugary Drinks and African-American Health Disparities

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.

Beyonce's Pepsi Deal Pisses Me Off: Here's Why

Starre Vartan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Starre Vartan

Not much more than a year and a half after working with Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign Let's Move, Beyonce has recently signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, which already includes her parading around pantsless pushing a cart of soda cans.

The Problem With Beyonce's Pepsi Deal

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 02.28.2013 | Taste
Dawn V. Woollen

Beyonce's $50,000,000 deal with Pepsi provided a stark contrast to a New York Times article this week about the decreasing childhood obesity rates in several cities across the United States.

Could Texas Ban Soda In Schools?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

State Rep. Carol Alvarado is once again pushing to ban soda in Texas public schools. The Houston Democrat is also seeking to ban sports drinks and oth...

Ban or Bully?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

I have nothing against Mayor Michael Bloomberg per se, however, when any government official tells me what to do with my body, we begin to have a problem.

A Misguided Mandate: Is Banning Sugary Beverages the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

I applaud Mayor Bloomberg's dedication and willingness to take a stand against opponents to the ban and all the name calling criticism he has received. At the same time, banning supersize soda alone misses the point.

NYC Soda Pop Ban: How Sweet It Is

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

The NYC Board of Health may have killed off the jumbo 16 oz. cup of soda pop, but is this anti-obesity campaign really that sweet?

Back to the Future: A Return to Smaller Beverage Sizes

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City's Board of Health recently approved Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to limit the sizes of sweetened beverages. The regulation restricts the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and delis.

WATCH: New York Soda Ban On 'Parks And Rec'

Posted 09.29.2012 | New York

The hoopla surrounding New York City's ban on large sugary drinks may have died down a bit, but the obesity conversation seems to have inspired televi...

Soda "Ban" May Actually Increase Freedom of Choice

Lauren Hunter | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York
Lauren Hunter

The ban on excessive single-serving beverages takes the home field advantage away from soda companies and gives consumers the opportunity to consider their real preferences.

A Symbol of Government Over-Reach

Jayson Lusk | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Jayson Lusk

Bloomberg is right to presume people know best whom to marry and whether to indulge in a little cannabis. All I'm asking is that he give the same leeway at the soda fountain.

WATCH: 'Soda Ban Explained'

Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

As expected, the New York City Board of Health officially passed Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plan to limit the size of large sugary drinks on Thur...

New York City Soda Ban: What Do YOU Think?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

It's really happening: The New York City Board of Health approved a ban on the sale of large sugary-sweetened beverages on Thursday. The decision m...

TWEETS: The Country Reacts To NYC Soda Ban

Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

In an effort to curb obesity in New York City, the Board of Health officially approved Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks ...

McDonald's and Coca-Cola -- An Unhealthy Alliance

Michele Simon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

While it's obvious that the soda industry would be on the defense, largely missing from the debate so far has been the role of the fast food and restaurant industry as a significant driver of soft drink sales

It's Official: New York Soda Ban Approved

| Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Say goodbye to venti Frappuccinos, gallon movie theater slurpees and big sodas. The ...

5 Reasons New York's Soda Ban Will Fail

David Gratzer | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York
David Gratzer

If we want to reverse the obesity epidemic -- as we must -- then the policies we choose must be more nuanced and more positive. Copying the heavy-handed war on tobacco, as Mayor Bloomberg is doing with his war on soda, will fail.

PHOTOS: Mountain Dew Ads Attack Bloomberg Soda Ban

Posted 09.11.2012 | Home

Here's a pretty creative way for a company to show its disapproval over Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban proposal, which bars sales of sodas larger than 16 ...

Meatless Monday: It's Not Just About You

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I don't believe in pushing my choices on anyone, be it what to eat, who to vote for or what to wear. Shouting at people doesn't work. True, deep, integrated change is only possible when we're ready for it.

Diet Industry Supports Mayor Bloomberg's Proposal to Limit Oversized Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

One week before the Board of Health is scheduled to vote on Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to limit the sizes of oversized drinks, Weight Watchers and other diet companies are supporting the proposal.

Is NYC's Health Commissioner A Scold Or A Lifesaver?

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (Reuters) - Critics call him a puritanical scold, Gotham's Dr. No and a nursemaid to Mayor Micha...

The Soda Games

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Ironically, much of the commercial advertising during the Olympics featured leading contributors to the obesity epidemic: unhealthy food and sugary beverages.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Ban: Misdirected and Short-Sighted

Hazel N. Dukes | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York
Hazel N. Dukes

I believe that it's going to take all of us -- business, government, society, nonprofits, individuals -- working together to solve our obesity challenge. We need more holistic programs, not a narrowly focused, short-sighted ban that won't work.

The Thirstiest Country Ever?

Laura Sangrà | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Laura Sangrà

This ban should have never had to happen, but because huge soda cans and cups should have never existed.

Public Hearing on Sugary Drink Ban Gets an Overflowing Crowd

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Advocates lined up at the public hearing to speak in favor of the ban on supersized beverages, while opponents complained that the ban was unfair and violated public freedom.