Talking About Obesity

May 3, 2010

On CNBC's "Morning Joe" today, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski once again decided to talk about "beating obesity."  This time the guest on…

Welcome to Our New Board Members

April 29, 2010

At ABA's Annual Meeting yesterday, our membership elected six new talented members of the beverage industry to our board of directors.
Our member companies…

Minimizing Our Collective Footprint

April 28, 2010

Our member companies are constantly working on new ways of further reducing their impact on the environment. This includes reducing and reusing 100 percent…

Our Members Are Flying In

April 27, 2010

This year, spring brings to mind for us a number of things:  the end of a very, very long winter, the world-famous cherry blossom festival and, of course…

A Bad Idea for a Budget Builder in Baltimore City

April 26, 2010

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the latest lawmaker to propose a tax on beverages, this one on beverage containers, in order to address…

Attention to Physical Activity Important for Our Nation's Children

April 23, 2010

Last year we blogged about the FIT (Fitness Integrated with Teaching) Kids Act, a piece of legislation that calls for more physical activity and education…

California Policymakers Hold Hearing on Health Care Costs

April 20, 2010

This afternoon in Sacramento, Calif., Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, and others will hold a hearing to discuss health care costs associated with obesity…

The Atlantic Politics Editor Simplifies the Problems with Soda Taxes

April 19, 2010

Last week, Politics Editor Marc Ambinder wrote a column in The Atlantic breaking down the soda tax rhetoric that's gone from inside the Beltway to the…

Today is All About ... Taxes

April 15, 2010

April 15. A day dreaded by those of us who are procrastinators (AKA last-minute filers of our tax returns). But also a day for some of us to reflect…

So... What Exactly is a Full-Calorie Beverage?

April 13, 2010

We recently came across a blog post that seemed to be generated because of some questions about full-calorie beverages – questions supposedly raised…