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In USA Today: A Vital New Push To Cut Calories

September 30, 2014

In case you missed it, American Beverage Association President and CEO Susan Neely and Alliance for a Healthier Generation CEO Dr. Howell Wechsler wrote a joint op-ed which ran earlier this week in USA Today.  In the piece, Neely and Wechsler describe our recently announced partnership that aims to reduce beverage calories consumed per person by 20 percent by 2025.

Check out this excerpt from their op-ed:

“The goal is ambitious. The challenges are real. The actions taken will be aggressive and accountable. That is why the beverage companies working together with the Alliance is essential. This commitment builds upon the success of our partnership on the Alliance School Beverage Guidelines that led to a 90% reduction of beverage calories in schools.”

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News Releasesview all News Releases

September 23, 2014

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation

American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Work Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Per Person Nationally by 20% by 2025

(NEW YORK) September 23, 2014— The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo to announce a new landmark agreement to decrease beverage calories in the American diet.

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August 19, 2014

ABA President And CEO Susan Neely Named Chair Of ASAE Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today was named Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Nashville.  Neely will begin her one-year term on September 1.

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June 2, 2014

William Dermody Joins American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named William M. Dermody Jr. vice president of policy for the association. 

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May 12, 2014

ABA’S Genna Gent Promoted To Head Up Association's Government Affairs Operation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the promotion of Genevieve K. "Genna" Gent to senior vice president of government affairs for the association.

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Today's SmartBrief

POM Wonderful revamps iced tea line to focus on antioxidants

POM Wonderful gave its line of iced teas a new name and package meant to appeal to health-conscious consumers. The new Antioxidant Super Teas line is packaged in the brand's familiar curvy bottles, and each of the four pomegranate-based flavors has a different colored cap. BevNet.com (9/30)

Nestle restructures business units worldwide

Nestle is hoping a reorganization of business units will help lagging sales, especially in key European markets. The company will launch a "business excellence" division led by former Nestle Americas chief Chris Johnson to boost efficiency. North Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Israel operations will now be part of an expanded European portfolio. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/26)

PepsiCo looks to patent "fizzy" candy in granola bars

PepsiCo has filed an application to patent an inclusion method for baking carbonated "fizzy" candy pieces into chewy granola bars, according to a filing published this month. The company is seeking a patent to include Pop Rocks-like candies in granola bars' layers or coatings. FoodNavigator (9/30)

Raley's enacts new supplier rules, bans 83 ingredients

Regional chain Raley's has issued new supplier guidelines and banned the inclusion of 83 ingredients in products available at its 132 stores in California and Nevada. The new guidelines fulfill a growing consumer demand for natural foods and traceability. BevNet.com (9/30) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Wins 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award!

ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards announced on January 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

In the medium city category, Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O'Leary took home first place for his "Kids Marathon Program," which keeps kids active by introducing them to the sport of running. The initiative is operated through a collaboration of the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activity League.

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