Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in the American Diet

January 24, 2017

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners can be found in a range of food and beverages that Americans enjoy, but is consuming these sweeteners a problem? A recent…

The Economic Reality of Soda Taxes

January 19, 2017

Taxes on common beverages won’t make people healthier, but they will make them poorer. In an editorial entitled, “Education better than taxes in efforts…

Helping Support Your Goals

January 12, 2017

 
We are almost two weeks into 2017, which means that people might already be struggling with their New Year’s resolutions. Lofty goals such as losing…

New Hampshire Union Leader Takes Aim at Soda Taxes

January 11, 2017

Philadelphia isn’t the only place the unpopularity of the city’s new tax on more than 1,000 beverages is a hot topic. The consumer backlash to the…

How Much Do You Know About Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners?

December 28, 2016

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners give some of our favorite beverages and foods a sweet taste without the extra calories. But how much do you know about them?
Low-…

Making Up for Your Holiday Meals?

December 27, 2016

It's that time of year again. You know - when you realized that you have been enjoying your holiday meals a little too much. And don't forget college football…

Cutting Through the Smoke and Mirrors

December 16, 2016

The evidence is clear – taxes on common beverages do not change behavior or make people healthier, yet we continue to be told the opposite. William Shugart…

No Silver Bullet

December 14, 2016

It has been well-established by science that obesity and obesity-related diseases are complex challenges driven by many factors. A recent study from a…

The Downsides of Soda Taxes

December 13, 2016

Beverage tax supporters often oversell the impact of these fundamentally-flawed policies. The Tax Foundation is pointing out the goals of tax proponents…

Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

December 12, 2016

Are there different types of calories? Are some calories more “fattening” than others? There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about calories…