Soda Tax Proposals: A Thinly Veiled Money Grab

May 12, 2015

Are soda taxes the answer to solving America’s complex obesity issue?  Research says “no. “
Earlier in the year a tax proposal was reintroduced…

A Soda Tax Will Not Make People Healthy

May 8, 2015

Would a tax on soda improve public health?  In California, some lawmakers claim it will.  But not all Californians are buying an idea that defies common…

Doing What’s Right For Children

May 7, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 95 percent of schools now meet the nutrition standards for schools made possible…

Americans Don’t Need Taxes And Bans On What’s In Their Grocery Carts

May 5, 2015

Here at Sip & Savor, we feel that people are best able to make balanced choices if they get accurate information and the education they need to do so.…

Vermont Tax Proposal Fails Again

May 4, 2015

Last week, a proposal in Vermont to slap an excise tax on soda failed to advance out of the Senate Finance Committee.  This is not the first time a soda…

Warning Label Proposal Fails In California

April 30, 2015

Yesterday, a California Senate Health committee voted down a bill that would require warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages.  This will be the second…

There’s No Silver Bullet Solution For Obesity And Diabetes

April 29, 2015

Here at Sip & Savor we often say that there is no silver bullet when it comes to the complex issues of obesity and diabetes.  Many dietitians say the…

LTE: Frustrated With The Sugar Beverage Tax Bill

April 28, 2015

We recently came across a letter to the editor in the Bennington Banner written by Robert Munch, owner of Vermont Sweetwater Bottling.  Munch expressed…

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…

The Beverage Industry: Encouraging Balance

April 17, 2015

Some legislators in Illinois are once again trying to pass a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  But not all of the state’s lawmakers are in support…