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2013-02-13 08:29:19

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 10:00 A.M. ET February 13, 2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest regarding caloric sweeteners in beverages, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: Statement: "Everyone has a role to play in reducing obesity levels - a fact completely ignored in this petition. This is why the beverage industry...

2013-01-17 20:22:33

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as the nation's largest soda producer launches an advertising campaign applauding their role in addressing obesity, public health advocates are challenging them and their industry cohorts to step from behind the public relations curtain and make real, constructive changes that will have a meaningful impact on the nation's obesity epidemic. "The Coca Cola Company admits in their new advertising campaign that there is a serious...

Tax On Soft Drinks And Junk Food Could Curb Obesity
2012-12-12 16:39:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the New York City mayor tries to put an end to the growing obesity trend through limiting giant sodas in movie theaters, one study suggests maybe he should've implemented a sugary drink tax instead. According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, taxing soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats could lead to beneficial dietary changes, potentially improving health for a nation. During the study, the authors...

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2012-09-13 18:10:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Say goodbye to that super-duper, mega-sized soda, New Yorkers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban the super-sized soft drinks has been approved. New York City's Board of Health approved the mayor's proposal to ban large, sugary beverages that are sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. "NYC's new sugary drink policy is the single biggest step any gov't has taken to curb #obesity,"...

2012-09-13 10:29:25

Concerns raised by New Yorkers ignored in final proposal NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association says a beverage ban approved today by the NYC Board of Health unfairly targets restaurants, and is a misguided tactic to impact the obesity problem. "There is no scientific support that this beverage ban's size and caloric limit will impact obesity rates," said Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition and Healthy Living for the National...

2012-08-31 10:22:55

More Than 200,000 New Yorkers Have Signed Petition Against Ban NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers for Beverage Choices today announced that more than 200,000 New Yorkers have joined the coalition in opposition to the proposed size restrictions on sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, juice drinks, teas, sports drinks and flavored waters. "This proposal to restrict choice is likely to pass, but it won't pass with the support of New Yorkers," Eliot Hoff,...

Oversized Soft Drinks Could Be Canned By NYC Mayor Bloomberg
2012-05-31 12:05:50

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing for a ban on all oversized sweetened beverages in city restaurants and other establishments, administration officials said on Thursday. If passed, the bill would prohibit hundreds of establishments in the city from offering cups or bottles containing more than 16 ounces of sugar-sweetened drinks, according to a report from the New York Times. The measure, however, won´t restrict refills and customers will still be able to buy more...

2012-05-01 14:22:27

CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors say consuming just one sugar laden beverage a day could make you fat. Chicago aldermen Tuesday heard testimony on the negative health effects of sugary drinks and implications of a proposed tax on such beverages. Suggesting the idea of a tax of between 15 and 35 cents per sugary drink was the policy brainchild of Ald. George Cardenas (12th), who sought the discussion of taxing sugary drinks as one potential policy option in the...

Can A Soda Tax Really Save Lives?
2012-01-10 09:22:08

UPDATE: Beverage industry responds to Health Affairs paper on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes - Download PDF A nationwide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would help prevent heart disease and stroke and could prevent as many as 26,000 deaths per year, according to new data from universities and hospitals in the United States. Americans consume 13.8 billions of gallons of soda, sports drinks, sweet tea, and sugary beverages every year, which is fueling obesity and diabetes rates across...

2011-12-21 06:24:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Clear and visible caloric information about sugar sweetened beverages such as soda and fruit juice may reduce the likelihood of adolescents purchasing these drinks by as much as half. "People generally underestimate the number of calories in the foods and beverages they consume," Sara Bleich, PhD, assistant professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management, was quoted as saying. "Providing easily understandable caloric...