How Far Is Too Far?

March 13, 2015

We saw in the news recently that some Maryland lawmakers want to ban soda from children’s menus.  Apparently they believe that parents need the government…

Vermonters Say ‘NO’ To Soda Tax

March 11, 2015

Vermonters do not support a tax on beverages.  It has been a little over two months since the Vermont lawmakers introduced a tax on beverages and now…

Members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Question DGAC Report

March 9, 2015

Several members of the House Agriculture Committee are raising concerns over the recommendations made in a report released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory…

New Study Shows Importance Of Exercise

March 6, 2015

Earlier this week, Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times’ ”Well” blog focused on a recent study of twins that looks at why two people who are genetically…

Expert Weighs In On DGAC Report

March 3, 2015

In case you missed it – just last week the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Cheryl Achterberg about the release of the Dietary Guidelines…

There Is No Silver Bullet

March 2, 2015

Over the past few years, some lawmakers and members of the public health community have repeatedly attempted to make proposals to tax common grocery items…

Let’s Move! Turns Five

February 25, 2015

We here at Sip & Savor are celebrating five years of Let’s Move! and answering First Lady Michelle Obama’s challenge to #GimmeFive things the beverage…

Misleading Warning Labels Won't Improve Public Health

February 23, 2015

Warning labels are one of the latest misguided attempts by the public health community to target sugar-sweetened beverages as a way to address the challenges…

New Guidelines Hijacked by Advocacy?

February 19, 2015

Every five years, a U.S. government panel meets to review the latest science on nutrition to update the advice Washington gives Americans about a healthy…

Taxes Don’t Make People Healthy

February 17, 2015

Soda taxes have become perennial proposals in some states and cities.  And while the trend in introductions of these taxes is on a sharp decline over…