Soda Taxes Are Still Unpopular

July 9, 2015

You may have read an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that quoted an activist as saying recent proposals in Illinois and Vermont show momentum…

Depriving Americans Of The Right To Make Their Own Decisions

July 8, 2015

Earlier this year, Davis, Calif., made news when its 5-member city council passed a law making it illegal for restaurants to offer a soft drink with any…

Beverages Are An American Tradition That Are Here to Stay

July 7, 2015

America’s leading beverage companies have been making products that the American people have enjoyed for more than a century. But these beverages, which…

Bans And Labels Won’t Make Us Healthier

July 6, 2015

There are some politicians and lawmakers out there who think that they can fix America’s complex obesity problem with a ban or a label. But bans and…

Passing On Proposed Salt Warning Labels

June 29, 2015

You might have heard recently that the New York City Health Department is proposing a mandated high-salt warning label on menu items at chain restaurants…

A Misguided Proposal In Alabama

June 25, 2015

In Alabama, some legislators are talking about a beverage tax to help close a government spending deficit. We don’t know how high they might try to hike…

Clearing Up The Conversation On Beverages

June 24, 2015

Recently we’ve seen some food activists allege that sugar-sweetened beverages “cause” obesity, diabetes and a host of other adverse health conditions…

When Is Enough – Enough?

June 23, 2015

The American population is more educated than it’s ever been and people are living longer, yet lawmakers are more likely than ever to be acting like…

The Real Impact Of Soda Taxes

June 22, 2015

In the past year, taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages have been passed in places like Mexico and Berkeley. And it is no surprise that proponents of these…

The Food And Beverage Industry Are Committed

June 18, 2015

We’ve often blogged about the importance of public-private partnerships to combat the challenge of childhood obesity. Our industry believes that we can…