Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Vita Coco, a top-seller of coconut water, recently launched a new line of beverages the company claims are ‘formulated especially for kids age 2-8. Similar to the brand’s regular line, Vita … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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Marketing Beverages to Children: What Coke says, What Coke does…

Marketing Beverages to Children: What Coke says, What Coke does…

This is a guest blog post by Parke Wilde, PhD Would you say Coca-Cola, the parent company for FANTA, is marketing to children here? Would you say Coca-Cola is marketing to children in these lesson plans for elementary school students? If you … 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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