Soda Tax/Food Politics


Craziest School Lunch Myth Yet

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Myths about healthy school lunch rules reached a new level of crazy recently with the misleading claim that adding a dash of spice to garnish a school lunch is forbidden. That bogus assertion was made by a marketing specialist with
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Should Schools Dump Hot Dogs?

Posted November 3, 2015 by

Hot dogs, pepperoni and other processed meats are back in the news again as the World Health Organization issued a report linking consumption of these school lunch staples to increased risk of cancer. The study by WHO’s International Agency for
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Keep McDonald’s “Nutrition” Film Out of Schools

Posted October 22, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week on The Lunch Tray, I broke an exclusive story regarding a new documentary film McDonald’s hopes to screen in middle and high schools under the guise of “nutrition education.”  Two days later, as growing national press coverage brought
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School Lunch Foes Favor Anecdotes Over Evidence

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Media stories about school lunch usually appear in August, along with the Back to School ads, but this year those articles are still a regular occurrence, even as Halloween rapidly approaches. That’s probably because, although the federal legislation covering all
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How McTeacher’s Nights and Coke Science Betray Us

Posted October 14, 2015 by Casey Hinds

There is a seismic shift taking place in our country with respect to how we view Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. This bodes well for children’s health, because teachers are now speaking out against being used by McDonald’s, and pediatricians are also
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The Rise (And Fall?) of Big Soda

Posted October 13, 2015 by Nancy Huehnergarth

The soda industry has not had a good year. A soda tax was implemented in Berkeley. Mexico’s soda tax is reducing consumption. Coca-Cola got caught funding scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets. And it’s about to
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