Soda Tax/Food Politics


3 Months of “Kids Eat Right” Kraft Singles

Posted July 6, 2015 by Casey Hinds

It’s now been more than three months since the “Kids Eat Right” Kraft Singles hit the grocery shelves.  In March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) angered both parents and health professionals when they announced the cheese product would gain the organization’s nutrition seal.
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A Problem Bigger Than Sid Miller

Posted June 25, 2015 by Dan Taber

Once I saw the final score, 105-8, I knew Sid Miller had won. The man who values control was going to give control to the people whom he valued. All 8 of them. Last week, Miller axed several Texas school
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The Don Drapers of Big Macs and Coke

Posted June 12, 2015 by Casey Hinds

In what has been dubbed the “Monthly McDonald’s Misery Watch,” the fast food giant reported that May brought in yet another round of slipping sales. The next day, McDonald’s tried to steer the conversation away from its dismal results by announcing two new PR hires.  Robert Gibbs is now McDonald’s Global Chief Communications
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Preferred Meals Returns to SFUSD

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Preferred Meals, the company that tried to sue San Francisco Unified School District after losing a $9 million school meal contract to Revolution Foods in 2012, will once again be doing business with SFUSD. After several failed attempts, Preferred has
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Food Policy is Like Basketball

Posted May 19, 2015 by Daniel Taber

I’m writing about food policy – specifically, a recent study on California’s school nutrition standards – but first I need to talk basketball and the Golden State Warriors. It’s playoff season, I love the NBA playoffs, the Warriors are the
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Recap: Two Years of #MomsNotLovinIt

Posted May 11, 2015 by Casey Hinds

This Mother’s Day marked the two year anniversary of #MomsNotLovinIt. That’s when I joined with other mothers in campaigning against McDonald’s unethical marketing to children. While many health professionals had already spoken out about McDonald’s predatory marketing to kids, they were ignored by the corporation, which continued
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