Soda Tax/Food Politics


Conflicts of Interest: Real, Important, and Undeniable

Posted July 27, 2015 by Andy Bellatti

On July 20, the American Beverage Association (the lobbying arm of the soda industry) shared the results of a study which concluded that “attempts by the government to improve public health through regulation of certain foods or ingredients such as
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Will SNA Chart a New Course?

Posted July 21, 2015 by

Meet Jean Ronnei, whose position as incoming President of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) puts her in a tough spot. She must tread a fine line between the interests of America’s “lunch ladies” and the children they serve, and the
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No More Excuses: School Lunches Can Be Healthy!

Posted July 17, 2015 by Karen Stillerman

Over the last several days, a colleague and I have documented some of the silliest excuses used by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) to turn back new healthy school lunch rules. But we’ve saved the best most cynical excuse for
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Waving a White Flag on Whole Grains in School Lunch?

Posted July 14, 2015 by Lindsey Haynes-Maslow

Today’s blog post features Excuse #4 in the School Nutrition Association’s silliest excuses for rolling back school food standards (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3): Excuse #4: Students won’t eat whole-grain rich foods. Last March, the School Nutrition
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Have Healthier Standards Driven Up School Lunch Costs?

Posted July 13, 2015 by Lindsey Haynes-Maslow

Last week, my colleague Karen Perry Stillerman debuted our blog series on the School Nutrition Association’s excuses for why Congress needs to roll back healthier school food standards. Today, I focus on: Excuse #2: Healthier standards have driven up school
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