Soda Tax/Food Politics


Partners in Junk Food Crime

Posted March 2, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Plastered on the PlayPlace window of my local McDonald’s is a giant Coca-Cola decal.  McDonald’s uses these play areas to attract families with children to their restaurants while also using them as a way to market soda.  This highlights their duplicitous approach to public health efforts.
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What SNA Should Ask From Congress

Posted February 24, 2015 by

Much has been written about the School Nutrition Association’s controversial 2015 Position Paper, which calls for allowing school meal programs to continue serving less healthy food to students as a way to balance their budgets. Less has been said about
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Big Soda Offensive to Stop Seattle Soda Tax

Posted February 23, 2015 by Casey Hinds

On February 19th, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee singled out added sugars as a major concern because of links to obesity and chronic disease. According to the panel, “Higher sugar-sweetened beverage taxes may encourage consumers to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.”
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School Nutrition Assn Defies Common Sense

Posted February 17, 2015 by

The School Nutrition Association says their mission is “advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy”, but some of their recent advocacy efforts defy common sense. How can an organization dedicated to advancing the quality of school
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School Nutrition Assoc. Picks Wrong Fight

Posted February 9, 2015 by

The School Nutrition Association, representing over 55,000 school food professionals, recently released its 2015 Position Paper calling for rollbacks of new nutrition improvements for school meals. New rules putting more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less sodium on students’
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Parents Call Foul on Super Bowl Junk Food Ads

Posted February 2, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are two companies with slipping sales that were looking for Super Bowl advertising wins on Sunday in order to turn things around.   Both companies aggressively market products that are harmful to health and use sports as a
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