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Mayor Bloomberg's Soda Ban Wouldn't Have Worked -- the Answer Is Personal Responsibility

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Steve Siebold

Yesterday was supposed to be the day that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial soda ban (a ban on 16 ounce containers of sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per ounce) was supposed to take effect.

8 Sugary Drink Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein and Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Do sugary drinks cause obesity? State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, who dismissed New York City's proposed "soda ban," isn't convinced. As...

Minority Groups And Bottlers Team Up In Battles Over Soda

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

The decision by a New York State judge striking down the Bloomberg administration’s ban on large, sugary drinks this week was not just a high-profil...

Ban the Ban!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

One day in the not too distant future we are all going to wake up in the land of "Big Brother" with a list of things we can and cannot do, eat, drink, say, and so on and we'll be wondering how we got there. Well, this is how.

Why Is the CEO of the Global Anti-Poverty Group CARE Joining the Board of Coca-Cola?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Nancy Huehnergarth

Dr. Gayle, the last thing the impoverished people you work with need, is a Coke. By accepting Coca-Cola's funding and serving on their Board of Directors, you are helping to healthwash Coke's brands and expand sales of sugary, non-nutritious drinks to the very people you want to help.

Sweet Nothings

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The time has come for the Food and Drug Administration to reevaluate the safety of sugary drinks. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest, several dozen nutrition experts, seven local health departments, and 15 nonprofit organizations have asked the FDA to do.

The Strangest Soda We Have Ever Tasted

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 03.01.2013 | Taste

We've never met anyone who thinks this oddly bittersweet soda is 'just okay.'

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

This Is Why Coca-Cola Is So Addictive

Michael Moss | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Moss

In creating products that will sell consistently, food manufacturers learned to walk a line between the extremes of an exciting first bite or sip and the utterly familiar. More than any other product, Coke had mastered this balancing act.

What You Don't Know About Processed Food

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Writer Melanie Warner, whose new behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-world-of-processed-foods book, Pandora's Lunchbox, is out this week, spent the past year and a half investigating how processed foods are actually made.

7 Food Swaps Science Says You Should Make Right Now

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Taylor Swift: You Are Sweet Enough

Laurie David | Posted 05.24.2013 | Taste
Laurie David

Just two weeks ago, Coca-Cola made a big show of "caring" about our country's obesity epidemic, releasing an ad that declared, "We are concerned, we care and we are all in this together." The next week, they announce their successful seduction of Taylor Swift, signing her up to promote Diet Coke.

Are These the Top 3 Best Super Bowl Ads of All Time?

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

We put a selection of the biggest Super Bowl ads from the game's broadcast history on our Facebook page and asked YOU to vote on your favorites. And now we have them -- the All Time Top 3 Super Bowl Ads.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

What's Worse For Your Health?

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There are times when the healthiest answer is just not an option. We ask the experts to help us pick the lesser of two evils. A...

Wine Is Healthier Than Coke

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We confront an era when we have to eliminate the ubiquity of sugary drinks -- including even fruit juice. And, then, what will we drink? Bittman makes clear that it should be water. That's one possibility.

Taylor Swift To Work For Coke

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

AdAge reports that Taylor Swift has inked an endorsement deal with her favorite soda, Diet Coke, making her a brand ambassador for the calorie-free so...

Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption Plummets

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Americans consumed less high-fructose corn syrup in 2011 than at any point since 1997, Bloomberg reported this week. The USDA estimates that the avera...

How Big Soda Co-Opted the NAACP and Hispanic Federation

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste
Nancy Huehnergarth

It seems unconscionable that the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation are supporting Big Soda rather than their constituents' health -- particularly when their communities have been disproportionately impacted by obesity and related chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and certain cancers.

Parents, Don't Let Beyoncé, Let's Move! Spokeswoman, Tell Your Kids To Guzzle Pepsi

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Nancy Huehnergarth

A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.

Without Real Change, New Coke Ad Bubbles With Hypocrisy

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Dr. Harold Goldstein

If Coca-Cola is serious about making a genuine contribution to solving the nation's obesity epidemic, here are seven steps that will put substance behind their latest campaign.

Why I Won't Listen to Beyonce

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.

WATCH: Beyonce Slammed For Controversial Pepsi Deal

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Environmentalist, food safety advocate and prolific HuffPost blogger Laurie David appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her petition...