Calories Count™ Rollout in the Nation’s Capital!

May 16, 2013

Our regular readers will remember last October when America’s beverage companies stood with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and San Antonio Mayor Julián…

Worth a Read: “Increase in cost does not mean decrease in obesity”

May 15, 2013

We recently came across this op-ed in the University of California’s Highlander that made some good points regarding SB 622, a bill pending before the…

Worth A Read: Why SNAP Restrictions Don’t Work

May 13, 2013

“Heavy-handed,” “unduly intrusive” and “reeks of overreach.”  The Washington Times must have read our minds this morning when they took on…

Half-Empty or Half-Full?

May 10, 2013

Some say it is a matter of perspective as to whether a glass is half-empty or half-full.  Well, today we read a “Perspective” column by Dr. Amy Mailman…

“Really?”

May 9, 2013

The New York Times “Really?” column, part of the “Well” blog, tackles popular health myths on a weekly basis. This week, it covered a myth that…

Soda Taxes: “The Latest Fad In Weight Management”

May 8, 2013

Hardly a week goes by without a public official citing overweight and obesity as the reason to pursue an expensive new public policy.  Our industry knows…

U-T San Diego Editorial Board Says Thumbs Down On Soda Tax

May 7, 2013

We came across this editorial last week at UTSanDiego.com that lays out a number of good reasons to oppose SB 622, a bill pending before the California…

Worth A Read: Making Our Voice Heard

May 6, 2013

In case you missed it, American Beverage Association President and CEO Susan Neely has a piece in The Hill which clears up some of the misinformation that’s…

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

May 3, 2013

April jobs numbers are headlining the news today. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 165,000 jobs were created last month…

Good Intentions …

April 29, 2013

A recent editorial from The Press-Enterprise about California’s proposed penny-per-ounce soda tax states: “good intentions do not justify bad policy…