Hershey’s New Nutrition Offensive

Hershey’s New Nutrition Offensive

It always cracks us up to read about nutrition initiatives coming from candy companies. You’ve got to hand it to them, they keep trying. This time it’s the Hershey Company, stalwart of the chocolate addiction industry in the US. In … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks Extinction in Schools and The First Lady

Sugary Drinks Extinction in Schools and The First Lady

PepsiCo announced yesterday that it will stop selling sugary soft drinks to schools worldwide. The company will stop sales of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012. ┬áThe industry-leading policy establishes for the first time a consistent … Continue reading

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Instead of a Soda Tax, Here’s a Better Idea

Instead of a Soda Tax, Here’s a Better Idea

The concept of a soda tax has been floating around for a while. The idea is to tax sugary drinks in order to help reduce demand and also foot the bill for obesity related disease treatment down the road. The … Continue reading

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Dear ADA, Whose Side Are You On – Consumers or Big Food?

Dear ADA, Whose Side Are You On – Consumers or Big Food?

Last week we wrote about a paper by Milbank Quarterly which found parallels in the behavior of the tobacco industry 50 years ago and the behavior of the food industry today. The authors of the paper did state that there … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Food Sources of Sodium in the American Diet

The Top 20 Food Sources of Sodium in the American Diet

The Grocery Manufacturer’s Organization (GMA), an advocacy group representing food and beverage manufacturers, periodically publishes science policy papers as “a guide for consumers, policymakers, and the media”. In a recent publication entitled Sodium and Salt [download PDF], the GMA tackles … Continue reading

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