Soda Tax/Food Politics


CA Senate Votes on Soda Warning Label Bill

Posted April 21, 2015 by Dr. Harold Goldstein

On Wednesday April 22, the California Senate Health Committee will vote on SB 203, the soda warning label bill. This legislation, when passed, will do for all Californians what cigarette warning labels did half a century ago – provide consumers
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USDA Helps Struggling Districts Meet Healthy School Food Standards

Posted April 14, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

The School Nutrition Association is seeking to roll back the healthy school food standards in Congress, and its primary justification for doing so is that districts around the country are unable to comply with those standards. Given conflicting data indicating that 90% of districts are
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10 Ways School Lunch Haters Can Support #RealSchoolFood

Posted April 7, 2015 by Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

To all the mommy bloggers, food celebrities, academic researchers, restaurant chains and media channels who want to blame School Lunch for the ills of the US food system (while promoting their own products, endorsements and programs), I’ve had it. Trying to refute your
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More Strife Emerges Within School Nutrition Assn

Posted April 6, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

As I mentioned in a tweet last Friday, details have recently emerged regarding yet more internal strife within the School Nutrition Association (SNA), the organization which represents 55,000 school food professionals. Last fall, the New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a story shedding light on
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