Food Justice on Food Day 2014
Advocacy / Marketing / Soda

Food Justice on Food Day 2014

“Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food.”  ~ Just Food Today is Food Day and this year there is a focus on food justice.  It has special significance because voters in Berkeley and San Francisco are deciding whether to approve a measure to tax sugary beverages like soda.  Some of the authors of these measures have … Continue reading

Soda Wolves Disguised in Sheep’s Clothing
Fast Food / Marketing / Soda

Soda Wolves Disguised in Sheep’s Clothing

“magically, when they would turn twelve, we’d suddenly attack them like a bunch of wolves“ I was reminded of that quote from a former top marketing executive at Coca-Cola when I saw the recent news about soda companies pledging to reduce calories.  Last year, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) announced a partnership with McDonald’s to “leverage their market share … Continue reading

What AND Could Do Instead of Taking Soda Money
Advocacy / Food as Reward / Food Environment / Soda

What AND Could Do Instead of Taking Soda Money

After responding to the Kentucky Beverage Association’s “Don’t blame soft drinks for obesity” letter, my thoughts turned to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) taking money from soda companies.  The AND claims to be the public’s  best source for the most credible food and nutrition information but that credibility is diminished when it uses its platform to support soda … Continue reading