The three largest soda companies say they aim to cut sugary drink calories by 20 percent in American diets by 2025 through marketing, distribution and packaging efforts, according to a New York Times story. The Center’s Susan Babey, a senior research scientist, has written about the link between sugary drinks and teen obesity in … [ Read full post ]
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If a new bill is passed in California, cans of soda could soon sport eye-grabbing labels warning of possible obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. Susan Babey, a Center senior research scientist who has studied the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity, tells The Atlantic why soda is being scrutinized. Read the story.
Dozens of media covered the launch of a new joint study on youth soda consumption, including the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee and La Opinion. Interest was high around the study’s key finding – an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages – but also around a … [ Read full post ]
The Affordable Care Act will eventually require all restaurant chains with more than 20 locations and vending operators with more than 20 vending machines to clearly post calorie information for the items on their menus and in their machines. In anticipation of the law, The American Beverage Association launched a pilot project that will display … [ Read full post ]
Can a one-cent-per-ounce tax on Coke and Pepsi really reduce the high rates of obesity, heart disease, strokes and diabetes in our country? Yes say the authors of a recent joint study published in the journal Health Affairs. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco calculate that just … [ Read full post ]