New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

Last week, New York’s State Court of Appeals struck down a final plea by the NYC Board of Health to allow limitations on sugary beverage serving size. As you may recall, in May 2012, then mayor Michael Bloomberg led the … Continue reading

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Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

This post comes from the field of behavioral economics. Many people exercise as part of their weight loss journey. Yet despite burning hundreds of calories, they can’t seem to shed the pounds. One assumption is that after exercise, people feel … Continue reading

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Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Take the “Sodabriety” Challenge

Teens in Ohio who took a 30-day challenge to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks not only reduced their intake, but also substantially increased their water consumption. Working together to create awareness campaigns and a can-do atmosphere in their high-schools … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

You’ll Never Guess Where in America the First Junk Food Tax Has Been Legislated

Though many had expected New York City to be the first to pass a soda / junk food tax, Michael Bloomberg was unsuccessful in passing such legislation during his tenure as mayor. Fierce opposition from junk food and beverage companies, … Continue reading

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USDA Unveils Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines

USDA Unveils Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines

Good news coming from the USDA this week, as the government agency charged with our kids’ nutrition has published guidelines for healthier snacks. The Smart Snacks in Schools Standard defines what competitive foods will be allowed in schools starting in … Continue reading

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Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, it originally appeared here. Something happened on the soccer fields last weekend that made cupcakes seem tame by comparison: A rep from 7 Up worked the crowd, offering free diet soda … Continue reading

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91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

91% of Kids’ Fast Food Meals Unfit By Industry’s Own Nutrition Standards

Fast food chains are a popular destination for families in the US. The kiddie menu offers parents a peace of mind that a child will eat her meal. Unfortunately, just like the adult food, the children’s options are full of … Continue reading

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Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

In what may yet be the best news of the year so far, the Wall Street Journal reports that the top 3 companies selling carbonated soft drinks are experiencing a decline in revenue for the first time in ages. Sales … Continue reading

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Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

A groundbreaking study, published this week by the American Academy of Neurology, has described a correlation between consumption of soft drinks (regular and diet) and depression. A decade long research project that included 263,000 participants aged 50 and older found … Continue reading

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Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Help spread the health message about sugary drinks and you could win $1,000 from our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest! Here are the details: “Celebrate Food Day, this October 24th by participating in the Pour … Continue reading

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