Soda Tax/Food Politics


FNV: Settling the Debate

Posted March 18, 2015 by Daniel Taber

That was so much better than a Presidential debate! Last week’s Beyond Chron duel between Casey Hinds and Bettina Elias Siegel didn’t have the global implications of “Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney” or the pure comedy potential of “Anybody vs.
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When the Experts Fail Us

Posted March 16, 2015 by Casey Hinds

Parents are trying to raise healthy kids and we need health organizations to be our allies instead of selling us out. That was the point I tried to make when New York Times reporter Stephanie Strom recently interviewed me for her article about the
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FNV: Why I’m a Fan

Posted March 11, 2015 by Bettina Elias Siegel

Imagine that a drug company has developed a new medication which cuts the overall risk of mortality by 42%, the risk of cancer by 25% and the risk of heart disease and stroke by 31%.  It also helps overweight people lose weight, while helping others maintain
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FNV: Why I’m Not A Fan

Posted March 10, 2015 by Casey Hinds

The big announcement from the recent Partnership for a Healthier America Summit was a marketing campaign for fruits and vegetables called “FNV.” It was celebrated by First Lady Michelle Obama, who enlisted the help of celebrities to promote it. It also received support
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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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