The candy on Halloween isn't nearly as big a source of added sugar as the sugary drinks. The biggest source of added sugar comes from beverages, and for teens, sugary drinks are the No. 1 source of calories.
We can talk about "eating in moderation," but if what we're eating in moderation consists of nothing more than processed, bleached, preserved and sugared ingredients, we might as well just call it what it is: gradual toxic food poisoning.
NY's proposal for a two-year pilot project to remove sugar-sweetened beverages from allowable food stamp benefits is based not only on evidence linking them to obesity, but also the fact that they have absolutely no nutritional value.
If I could give an award for the most bewildering headline in recent months, it would be the WSJ story about Pepsi and the shrinking cola market. Let me get this straight. PepsiCo is criticized for focusing on healthy foods?