Soda Tax/Food Politics

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Flat-Out Unethical Food Marketing to Kids

Posted January 22, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Yesterday, a national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research (HER), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released Recommendations for Responsible Food Marketing to Children.  Marion Nestle had a blunt response to the report’s recommendations aimed at
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School Lunch: Private vs Public

Posted January 20, 2015 by

My head may explode if I read one more article gushing over a fabulous private school lunch program, complete with a celebrity chef insisting that any public school can easily do what he does. The latest such tale appeared recently
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Food Politics Off to Crazy Start in 2015

Posted January 7, 2015 by

Food politics for 2015 are off to a crazy start in Congress, where January 2nd saw the introduction of legislation to ban hot food, but allow soda, candy and energy drinks, in school lunch programs. Granted, the legislation, introduced on
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Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Posted November 6, 2014 by

For soda tax supporters in San Francisco, where Proposition E fell short of passing this week, NYU Professor Marion Nestle, one of the country’s foremost experts on food politics, has some comforting words. “With the tax initiative passing in Berkeley,”
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Five Reasons to Vote Yes on SF’s Prop E

Posted November 4, 2014 by Dana Woldow

There are so many reasons to vote Yes on San Francisco’s Proposition E, the so called “soda tax”, that it is hard to choose just five. The name “soda tax” oversimplifies a measure that would address the full range of
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