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Higher beverage prices protect against food insecurity in houses w children
Mexico's new tax plan earmarks substantial funds for installing drinking water f...
liquid sugar assoc w higher levels of fasting glucose and fasting insulin compar...
San Francisco to propose 2 cents per oz tax on sweetened beverages
New study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down!
French parliament approves tax on energy drinks
In 2012, $4.6 billion was spent to advertise fast food
Alabama launches Rethink Your Drink campaign
Students with high media exposure more likely to drink SSBs ≥3 times/day
10 Game-Changing Strategies To Limit Sugary Drinks
Soft drinks sig. linked to overweight, obesity, and diabetes worldwide
Mexico passes sugary drinks and junk food tax!
Soft drink consumption increased globally from 1997 to 2010
Still hope for Bloomberg's portion size control on sugary drinks in NY
20% soda tax would cut consumption by 15%, UK obese adults by 180,000
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
Australian public health experts propose soda tax and ban on sales in schools, h...
79% of athlete endorsed foods are nutrient poor and energy dense
Main Mexican TV stations refuse to open airways to NGO's anti-soda ad
93% of athlete endorsed bevs have 100% of calories from added sugars
New Zealand health officials propose a sugary beverage tax to curb obesity
Levels of sugar in school meals 2x higher than recs for general public
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn floats the idea of a 1 cent/oz soda tax to fund parks
Heightened sugar intake significantly raises death rate in mice
CCPHA statement: McDonald’s Surrenders Soda Stake in Kids’ Meal
Study finds 50% drop in SSB consumption in Latino kids after intervention
McDonald's promises to stop promoting soda in happy meals
1 in 5 black and white Americans die from obesity
Obesity tops cancer in perception as worst U.S. health problem
Rates of extreme obesity have grown by 350% in last 30 years
South Korea: TV commercials for energy drinks to be restricted next year
Stores accepting WIC/SNAP more likely to have sugary drink ads
New report says taxes on SSBs best way to limit escalating health problems
Retail licensing agreements can be used to limit SSBs sold in stores
Ads try to influence parents to buy more sugary drinks by targeting kids
FTC reports 50.7% increase in new media marketing expenditures to youth
Coke Misses Cut in Forbes List: Top 10 Most Innovative Beverage Firms
Sugary beverages linked to 180,000 deaths per year worldwide
Sugary drinks linked to gout -- again
Consumption of diet beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Healthy Lifestyle Ads From Big Soda: Hypocritical or Helpful?
Field Poll finds 94% of rural Californians think obesity is a serious problem.
Poll finds fast food still a major part of U.S. diet
Childhood obesity is linked to health and developmental problems.
Obesity rate drops for low-income preschoolers
Fructose & added sugars linked to increased risk of adolescent heart disease
Diet soda can be dangerous, too
Consuming sugary drinks is assoc w/ higher risk of stroke in adults
Do Monster drinks have too much caffeine?
National 1 cent/oz tax on sugary drinks = $13B in 2013 or $39B in 3 yrs
Mexican Pres introduces 1 peso per liter tax on sugary drinks
24 states and 6 cities have proposed sugary drink taxes since 2009
Mendocino County Rethink Your Drink ads headed to the big screen
Drinking fructose does not signal satiety well and can lead to over eating.
W. Aussy cricket dumps soda sponsorship
62% CA voters support sugary drink tax to fund childhood obesity prevention.
Replacing sugary drinks w/ calorie free ones can reduce weight gain in children.
Big Soda spent nearly $5M to defeat 2012 soda taxes in two small CA cities.
1-cent-per-oz sugary drink tax will likely reduce consumption by 12%
A 20 ounce soda has 16 teaspoons of sugar!
Overweight and obesity account for $209.7 billion in medical expenditures.
The typical American consumes 15-21 teaspoons of added sugar daily!
Kids today drink less soda and sugary drinks than in previous years!
A 32oz. sports drink has 14 tsp. of sugar, equivalent to 22 Starburst candies!
New RWJF research review finds strong public support for menu labeling
Drinking sugary drinks nearly doubles the risk of dental caries in children.
Hispanic Institute urges Hispanic organizations to break with the food industry
In CA, a one-cent per ounce sugary drink tax would raise more than $1 billion.
NYC introduces new campaign against sports drinks and other sugar-sweetened beve...
Sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar in the US diet.
Study finds that soda and illicit drugs cause similar damage to teeth
The price of sugary drinks has dropped 35% since the 1980s!
Contra Costa County introduces new anti-SSB campaign called Sugar Bites
The beverage industry spends $395 mil. annually selling sugary drinks to kids!
Nine-year-old puts McDonald's CEO on the hot seat
Adults who drink a soda daily are 27% more likely to be overweight or obese.
180,000 deaths worldwide may be associated with sugary soft drinks
Children who drink ≥ 1 serving of SSBs daily have 55% increased odds of being ...
Washington D.C. adds calorie counts to government vending machines
Sugary drink consumption has more than doubled in the past 30 years.
Lancet calls for more gov regulation on industrial food to protect health
The average American drinks 45 gallons of sugary drinks each year!
Fizzy soft drink sales decline for 8th straight year in 2012
Higher beverage prices protect against food insecurity in houses w children
Former Kraft Foods VP endorses Bloomberg-style nutrition policies.
liquid sugar assoc w higher levels of fasting glucose and fasting insulin compar...
Illinois bills would ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under 18
New study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down!
Judge Halts NYC Sugary Drink Portion Size Cap
In 2012, $4.6 billion was spent to advertise fast food
NY Times reveals the science behind addictive junk food and drinks!
Students with high media exposure more likely to drink SSBs ≥3 times/day
NYTimes' Bittman says US Surg Gen has been M.I.A. on sugary drinks
Soft drinks sig. linked to overweight, obesity, and diabetes worldwide
CA Senator introduces 1-cent per oz sweetened beverage tax for 2013
Soft drink consumption increased globally from 1997 to 2010
Outdoor junk food ads linked to higher obesity rates
20% soda tax would cut consumption by 15%, UK obese adults by 180,000
Reg soda, chips and candy out under USDA's proposed school snack rules
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Coke's defense of VitaminWater
79% of athlete endorsed foods are nutrient poor and energy dense
Health advocates call on beverage industry to make changes that matter.
93% of athlete endorsed bevs have 100% of calories from added sugars
More 18-24 year olds are drinking coffee over caffeinated sodas
Levels of sugar in school meals 2x higher than recs for general public
Coke to tout their "anti-obesity" efforts in cable news ads.
Heightened sugar intake significantly raises death rate in mice
Soda ads aimed at kids decline, but more protections are needed
Study finds 50% drop in SSB consumption in Latino kids after intervention
Four teens win youth essay contest on soda marketing impact!
1 in 5 black and white Americans die from obesity
Advocates urge Beyonce to reconsider $50M deal with Pepsi
Rates of extreme obesity have grown by 350% in last 30 years
Analysis of 32 studies shows support for taxing soda and junk food
Stores accepting WIC/SNAP more likely to have sugary drink ads
Big Soda's tax victories come at high cost to CA children's health.
Retail licensing agreements can be used to limit SSBs sold in stores
More local soda tax measures may be coming to CA!
FTC reports 50.7% increase in new media marketing expenditures to youth
Vermont researchers discuss resurrection of state soda tax proposal.
Sugary beverages linked to 180,000 deaths per year worldwide
Study shows one soda per day can increase risk of prostate cancer.
Consumption of diet beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Pepsi's new fat-fighting soda is just too good to be true.
Field Poll finds 94% of rural Californians think obesity is a serious problem.
7-Up sued over claims touting healthfulness of some sodas
Childhood obesity is linked to health and developmental problems.
New research says soda tax would boost health of Latinos and blacks
Fructose & added sugars linked to increased risk of adolescent heart disease
Sports drinks' role in rehydration often overplayed - water is best.
Consuming sugary drinks is assoc w/ higher risk of stroke in adults
Amer. Public Health Assoc. endorses sugar-sweetened beverage taxes!
National 1 cent/oz tax on sugary drinks = $13B in 2013 or $39B in 3 yrs
Childhood obesity rates start to decline in states taking bold action.
24 states and 6 cities have proposed sugary drink taxes since 2009
In Fight Against Obesity, Drink Sizes Matter
Drinking fructose does not signal satiety well and can lead to over eating.
Viral animated video satire skewers Coke's polar bears
62% CA voters support sugary drink tax to fund childhood obesity prevention.
Vending machines will now show calorie counts in Chicago and San Antonio, TX.
Replacing sugary drinks w/ calorie free ones can reduce weight gain in children.
Soda portion limit opens conversations about patients' weight with MDs
Big Soda spent nearly $5M to defeat 2012 soda taxes in two small CA cities.
Teens with a soda habit show altered brain response to Coke ads.
1-cent-per-oz sugary drink tax will likely reduce consumption by 12%
Replacing Juice with Water in Afterschool Programs Cuts Calories

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