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Limiting SNAP Grocery Choices Not Right, Secretary Vilsack Says

April 27, 2015

We at Sip & Savor believe that all Americans have the right to make their own food and beverages choices even in cases where families need the assistance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to afford day-to-day grocery items. Discriminating against low-income households, simply because they are low-income, and imposing government mandates only on them is unfair.

Some politicians suggest we limit the choices that families on SNAP can make when shopping. But SNAP recipients are just as capable of making their own food and beverage choices as any family.  We are glad that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack agrees.

At a food policy conference last week Vilsack pointed out that teaching people about balance is better than putting restrictions on what foods…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

April 21, 2015

AMERICA’S BEVERAGE COMPANIES MARK EARTH DAY AND AIM TO BOOST FUEL ECONOMY FURTHER

America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry salutes Earth Day and the countless actions it has inspired among individuals and companies to protect our planet.

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March 17, 2015

Low- And No-Calorie Beverages Repeatedly Shown To Be An Effective Tool For Weight Loss And Weight Maintenance

“Previous research, including human clinical trials, supports that diet beverages are an effective tool as part of an overall weight management plan.  Numerous studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of diet beverages – as well as low-calorie sweeteners, which are in thousands of foods and beverages – in helping to reduce calorie intake.

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February 19, 2015

2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines For Americans Advisory Committee Report Makes Recommendations That Ignore Scientific Evidence

We appreciate the work of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and agree that total diet and physical activity must be taken into consideration to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  However, the Committee’s efforts went beyond its charge and authority to develop dietary recommendations based on scientific evidence by advocating for public policies such as taxes and restrictions on foods and beverages. The Committee does not have the authority to make such recommendations, nor the scientific evidence or expertise to back up its recommendations.

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January 27, 2015

American Beverage Association Response To Human Reproduction Study On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages And Menarche

“Neither this study nor the body of science shows that sugar-sweetened beverage consumption causes early onset of menarche. What the body of science supports is that adolescent girls are reaching puberty earlier than prior generations; however, there is no scientific consensus concerning the cause of this trend.”

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Worth a Watch...

Lima Mayor David Berger wins 2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award

ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards. Announced in January,  the awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

You can learn more about the first place in the small city category winner by watching this video featuring Mayor David Berger of Lima, Ohio, and his "Cooking for Change" healthy eating initiative.  By encouraging creativity and innovation to help reduce obesity in Lima and Allen County, the program, which is designed by local food management and culinary arts students, offers challenges and cooking classes for both students and families to find efficient ways to make healthy and affordable meals.

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