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What Happens in Berkeley... Goes National

Larry_Cohen | Posted 11.18.2014 | San Francisco
Larry_Cohen

Many change makers, who don't necessarily want to risk being the first, are ready, once they see success, to follow in its footsteps. That's how norms change works -- each effort leads to greater success in the next round.

Hunter Stuart

CVS Considered Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- When CVS made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in February, it was a pretty radical move. But the compan...

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Robert Reich | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Four years ago the Supreme Court decided corporations were people under the First Amendment, entitled to their own freedom of speech. Since then, Big Soda has poured a fortune into defeating ballot initiatives to tax or regulate sugared drinks.

New York City's Soda Ban Fizzles Out For Good

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

New York City's efforts to revive former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban have finally fizzled out and gone flat. The state's Court of Appeals r...

Let's Put a Cap on Big Soda

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

In order to win the fight against the obesity epidemic, limiting portions is an important and necessary first step toward improving the health of all residents, regardless of where they live. Putting the brakes on big soda also will send a powerful message to the industry.

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...

Hawaii to Cap Sizes of Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Hawaii State Senate recently introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces anywhere in the state.

Another Major US City Considers A Soda Tax

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A San Francisco city supervisor will introduce legislation on Tuesday proposing a tax on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. Superviso...

Keeping the Oversized Soda Fight in Perspective

Richard Buery | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Richard Buery

It's easy to make fun of the "nanny state," but childhood obesity is not a joke. When the court arguments begin again, remember that this decision is about our future. It's about stopping the next generation of New Yorkers from developing potentially deadly habits.

Top Court To Review Bloomberg's Soda Ban

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court agreed Thursday to hear New York City's appeal of a ruling that blocked Mayor Michael ...

Does Added Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have a Future?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Walker

There's an undeniable link between sugar and ill health, yet food and drink producers insist on sugarcoating everything to the point that they're actually adding it to water, and consumers can't get enough... because sugar can be addictive.

NYC Requests Top Court To Review Soda Ban Strike Down

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The state's highest court should consider New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to cut down on big, sugary soft drinks, city lawye...

The City to Appeal Appellate Court Ruling on Sugary Beverages

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City became the first city to almost make supersize soda cups a thing of the past. But an ...

Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of execut...

Mayors Call For Banning Soda Purchases Made With Food Stamps

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

Whether you call it soda, pop, Coke or fizz, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't sure you should be able to purchase it with funds from the Supplemental...

Would the Bloomberg Soda Ban Unfairly Target Poor People?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The interesting question a new study set out to answer focuses on the argument that the so-called soda ban isn't fair because it disproportionately affects low-income people.

Mayors Urge Congress To Limit Food Stamp Use For Soda

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda ...

Bloomberg's No Beyoncé: The Real Dilemmas With NYC's Soda Ban

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.14.2013 | New York
Kristin Wartman

The proposed soda ban highlights one crucial tenet about Americans: We do not like being told what to do. Rather, we prefer to be seduced by slick marketing and sexy ad campaigns.

City Still Trying To Make The Soda Ban Happen

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a city health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting...

New NYC Ads Target Sweet Teas, Energy Drinks

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks an...

Soda Wars Might Be Crossing A Line

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Are Latino kids being unfairly targeted as study subjects for obesity in youth and the relationship to drinking a lot of sodas? There is now a grow...

NYC Ask Judges To Reinstate Soda Ban

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhatta...

Time for a Bit of Common Sense

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If Americans are out of shape due to poor exercise, too much sugar, too much salt, etc., can the outcomes be expected to be stellar? To what degree can we hold the physicians, surgeons and hospitals responsible for reported longer length of hospital stays and poor outcomes?

Big Bro Before What You Know?

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Some in our government truly wish to legislate every single aspect of our lives. The sobering part is that it's all a game of numbers -- the more laws like these are put to the vote, the more chance some will slip through.

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.