Beverage Industry Responds to Study That Purports to Link Beverages to Global Disease

June 30, 2015

America’s beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at best estimating effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.
America’s beverage companies are doing their part to offer consumers the fact-based information and the beverage options they need to make the right choices for themselves and their families.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

May 27, 2015

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

May 18, 2015

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

America's Beverage Companies Mark Earth Day and Aim to Boost Fuel Economy Further

April 21, 2015

America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry salutes Earth Day and the countless actions it has inspired among individuals and companies to protect our planet.

Low- And No-Calorie Beverages Repeatedly Shown To Be An Effective Tool For Weight Loss And Weight Maintenance

March 17, 2015

“Previous research, including human clinical trials, supports that diet beverages are an effective tool as part of an overall weight management plan.  Numerous studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of diet beverages – as well as low-calorie sweeteners, which are in thousands of foods and beverages – in helping to reduce calorie intake.

2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines For Americans Advisory Committee Report Makes Recommendations That Ignore Scientific Evidence

February 19, 2015

We appreciate the work of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and agree that total diet and physical activity must be taken into consideration to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  However, the Committee’s efforts went beyond its charge and authority to develop dietary recommendations based on scientific evidence by advocating for public policies such as taxes and restrictions on foods and beverages. The Committee does not have the authority to make such recommendations, nor the scientific evidence or expertise to back up its recommendations.

American Beverage Association Response To Human Reproduction Study On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages And Menarche

January 27, 2015

“Neither this study nor the body of science shows that sugar-sweetened beverage consumption causes early onset of menarche. What the body of science supports is that adolescent girls are reaching puberty earlier than prior generations; however, there is no scientific consensus concerning the cause of this trend.”

Six U.S. Cities Win Grant Awards To Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today the winners of 2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, during its 83rd Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

American Beverage Association Responds To Senate Report On Energy Drinks

January 12, 2015

“Energy drinks have been enjoyed safely by millions of people around the world for more than 25 years, and in the U.S. for more than 15 years.  Energy drinks, their ingredients and labeling are regulated by the FDA, and, like most consumer products, their advertising is subject to oversight from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

New Beverage Industry Sustainability Initiative Shows Gains In Fuel Efficiency Of North American Fleet

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Beverage Association today released findings from a new industry-wide initiative that shows the nation’s leading beverage companies will have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13 percent since 2010.
The findings are the first to emerge from an innovative new collaboration in which The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group agreed to share proprietary data on their truck fleets with the ABA. The ABA aggregates the information to determine how well the industry is doing on fuel consumption and fuel efficiency.