We Can Make Our Own Choices

August 26, 2014

Whether your favorite beverage is a soft drink, energy drink, bottled water or something else, we believe that what you drink is your decision to make…

Leave The Grocery Shopping To Us

August 25, 2014

By now you have likely heard that Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., proposed a soda tax earlier this month.  As it turns out, we aren’t the only…

The Taxing Myth

July 31, 2014

One of the most common myths about obesity is that taxing soda would somehow reduce it.  Common sense, along with facts, science and economics, tells…

Taxes Do Not Make People Healthy

July 30, 2014

By now you have likely heard or read about the proposal to tax sugar-sweetened beverages introduced today by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.
The soda…

It's Time To Focus On Real Solutions

June 3, 2014

No matter how it is framed, taxes and bans on common grocery items, like soft drinks, are simply bad policy.
They are unpopular with voters, hurt businesses…

Illinois Lawmakers Vote Down Soda Tax

May 28, 2014

The Illinois House Committee on Revenue & Finance voted yesterday, by a margin of seven to two, against a proposal to tax soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened…

Research Shows Soda Taxes Don’t Work

March 26, 2014

Regular readers of the Sip & Savor have heard this before: we can’t tax our way to better health. A recent study published in Health Economics confirms…

Taxes, Bans & Satire

March 24, 2014

Our critics are steadfast.  They want you to believe that taxes and bans are the magic bullet that will solve the very complex problem of obesity, despite…

To Solve Obesity, It Starts With Education – Not Laws And Regulation.

March 17, 2014

A senate committee in Illinois this week will hold a hearing on a proposal to tax soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages.  Supporters of the…

No Matter How You Look At It, Soda Taxes Mean Less Jobs

February 14, 2014

If you are a frequent reader of Sip & Savor, you have probably read about the many reasons why soda taxes are not a real solution to obesity. We’ve also…