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Sugary Drinks

Black, Poor Children Twice As Likely To Do This Than White Peers: Study

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Black children and teens in the United States are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a...

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.

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.

Hello, Pig? Meet Lipstick

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

Big Soda must know it has a public relations problem on its hands. With study after study making plainer the links between sugary-drink consumption and obesity, the industry is under siege.

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...

Councilmember 'Very Excited' By Possible Soda Restrictions

Posted 10.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Could the District of the Columbia follow the lead of New York City to restrict the sale of large-size sugary drinks? Some members of th...

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...

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.

Fewer U.S. Students Buy Sodas, Sports Drinks Still A Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

* Sodas in middle and high schools down more than 50 pct * Sugary sports drinks still widely available By Susan Heavey ...

Can We Engage in Reasoned Discourse on Crucial Health Care Concerns Rather Than Invoking References to a "Nanny State?"

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It's crucial for our individual health and the health of our society to step away from easy labels and to dig into accurate, factual, scientific data derived from careful, logical research and to see what it means for public policy.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Why It's So Hard For People To Curb Sugary Drinks

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - At Andrea Giancoli's community nutrition classes, participants bring in cans and bottl...

The Masterminds Behind the Phony Anti-Soda Tax Coalitions

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Last week, a so-called "grassroots" coalition, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, emerged to oppose the mayor's measure. But an investigation by the Republic Report found that the coalition is entirely the creation of the American Beverage Association.

War On Soda Reaches Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles parks and libraries could soon be soda-free. When Councilman Mitch Englander discovered that his daughter was unable to buy anything bu...

Super-sized Opposition?

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

Would one describe the policy as a ban or a limit? Would one include that the larger beverage would be available at certain locales but not others (i.e., a ban at certain locales)? Would you include 16-plus ounces in the question, or describe it simply as large?

11 Drinks With More Calories Than A Can Of Coke

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The commentary over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of large sugary beverages in restaurants is still largely divided. Some say c...

Ditching Soda? Try These Tasty, Healthier Alternatives

Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Yale University's The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity released a study last week, revealing that we already know how bad sugar sweetened bever...

Cracking Down On Enormous Soda Portions

Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you’ve traveled abroad, you might have noticed that portion si...

The American Relationship With Sugary Drinks: It's Complicated

Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Contrary to their image as the defiant, Big Gulp-gripping masses, a majority of Americans understand that sugary drinks such as soda, fruit drinks, co...

Arthur Delaney

'Cranberry Caucus' Wants Regulators To Go Easy On Cranberry Juice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives from cranberry-producing states kicked off a brand new "Cranberry Caucus" Wednesday with an ev...

Health Justice and the Skinny on Sugar-Laden Beverages

Dr. Craig Andrade | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Dr. Craig Andrade

My rebuttal to all the arguments against promoting less sugary drinks is that it's time for a bigger helping of health justice. We need to create an environment where living healthy is the default choice.

New York City to Add Soft Drinks to List of Health Hazards

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Banning trans fats was fine, but don't take away my right to guzzle a gallon of Coke, is the lazy reaction of some pundits. But let's take a more rational look at what New York is proposing.

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

The real issue with sugary beverages isn't that some people drink large amounts, it's that many people drink relatively small amounts. And banning large-sized drinks does little to address that issue.

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

We Need a Stronger Message in the Fight Against Obesity

Robert Doar | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Robert Doar

Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. It is time for the federal government to take a second look at this issue.