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SNAP to It: Why We Need Changes to Food Assistance

Meghan Hall | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Meghan Hall

The image of food insecurity now is an overweight child with a low-quality diet, and SNAP should be changed to reflect that. But there are prevailing concerns regarding the ethics of restricting choice for lower-income groups and creating an exclusion that will target them.

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.

Morning Diversity News And Notes Round Up

Janell Ross | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

In America, we have a right to drink large quantities of soda and defend our corporate benefactors in surprising ways. The New York NAACP and a Latino...

NAACP Opposes NYC Soda Ban

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while crit...

Obesity Epidemic: What the NYC Soda Ban Is and Isn't

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

Policies that gain controversy in their engagement with obesity are helpful for making a very public (yet uncomfortably avoided) issue further visible. It's hard to talk about obesity, private or public. Policies like the soda rule can be vehicles for those discussions to take place.

Coke's Ad on Obesity Is Brilliant

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Obesity prevention funders can continue to fund dozens of small local or regional anti-soda/anti-junk food campaigns that will have limited impact. Or, they can try something different -- like banding together and funding one brilliant national counter-marketing campaign.

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.

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.

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.

WATCH: Soda Ban Finally Goes To Vote On Thursday

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groun...