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Sugar Sweetened Beverages

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

More Evidence Sports And Energy Drinks May Be Bad News For Teens

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Teens who throw back sports or energy drinks on the regular are more likely to consume other sugary drinks, smoke cigarettes and spend more time in fr...

Soda Taxes: Leveling the Playing Field

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 04.26.2014 | Food
Daniel J. Schultz

Only pro-consumption cues were given from both the advertisers and in my personal life, such as being rewarded with a soda after my baseball game or the cheap, allowance-friendly price of a bottle of Pepsi at my local convenience store.

Guess How Much A Soda Tax Would Save This State In Medical Costs?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A proposed tax on sugary drinks in California could save hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs and reduce new cases of diabetes by tens of ...

Health Benefits

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Daniel J. Schultz

The time has come for Americans to gain a fresh perspective of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To do so, the first step is to clarify a few facts about the program.

Helping the Next Generation Become a Healthy One

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Just like attitudes and laws surrounding tobacco products evolved over decades, so will campaigns aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The progress with sodas in schools shows it can be done.

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.

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...

The Soda Games

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Ironically, much of the commercial advertising during the Olympics featured leading contributors to the obesity epidemic: unhealthy food and sugary beverages.

American Cancer Society Requests Research on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that the health risks of drinking soda should be viewed by U.S. health officials in the same way that they viewed the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s.

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...

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...

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.

CDC Report: Kids Are Consuming Too Much Added Sugar, Mostly From Food

Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

The good news? Children have cut down on the amount of added sugar they eat, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...