Tell Clinton Foundation to Cut Its Ties to Junk Food Corporations
Advocacy / Fast Food / Marketing / Soda

Tell Clinton Foundation to Cut Its Ties to Junk Food Corporations

Seeing these pictures promoting Ronald McDonald at the Clinton Center’s Coca Cola exhibit inspired me to start a Change petition: Tell the Clinton Foundation to Cut Its Ties to Junk Food Corporations! I hope you’ll consider signing and sharing it with your contacts.   Text of my Change petition: The Clinton Foundation has partnerships with junk food … Continue reading

#PeopleWhoMadeMy2015
Advocacy / Fast Food / Soda / Sugar / Water

#PeopleWhoMadeMy2015

As a parent, I’m constantly reminded that the junk food industry spends billions of dollars to undermine the work I do to keep my children healthy.  Fortunately, there are advocates who help to push back against this onslaught. On the last day of 2015, #PeopleWhoMadeMy2015 was trending on Twitter, which got me thinking about those who inspired me this … Continue reading

How McTeacher’s Nights and Coke Science Betray Us
Advocacy / Fast Food / Marketing / School / Soda

How McTeacher’s Nights and Coke Science Betray Us

  There is a seismic shift taking place in our country with respect to how we view Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. This bodes well for children’s health, because teachers are now speaking out against being used by McDonald’s, and pediatricians are also speaking out against being used by Coca-Cola. The National Education Association (NEA) and chapters of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have justannounced … Continue reading

The Don Drapers of Big Macs and Coke
Advocacy / Fast Food / Marketing / Soda

The Don Drapers of Big Macs and Coke

  In what has been dubbed the “Monthly McDonald’s Misery Watch,” the fast food giant reported that May brought in yet another round of slipping sales. The next day, McDonald’s tried to steer the conversation away from its dismal results by announcing two new PR hires.  Robert Gibbs is now McDonald’s Global Chief Communications Officer and Silvia Lagnado is its Global Chief Marketing Officer. Gibbs is President Obama’s former … Continue reading

Partners in Junk Food Crime
Fast Food / Marketing / Soda

Partners in Junk Food Crime

   Plastered on the PlayPlace window of my local McDonald’s is a giant Coca-Cola decal.  McDonald’s uses these play areas to attract families with children to their restaurants while also using them as a way to market soda.  This highlights their duplicitous approach to public health efforts. The fast food chain was lauded in the fall of 2013 for agreeing to phase … Continue reading

Big Soda’s on the Offensive to Stop a Seattle Soda Tax
Advocacy / Policy / Soda

Big Soda’s on the Offensive to Stop a Seattle Soda Tax

  On February 19th, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee singled out added sugars as a major concern because of links to obesity and chronic disease. According to the panel, “Higher sugar-sweetened beverage taxes may encourage consumers to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.” The soda industry came out swinging against this recommendation because they know it will … Continue reading