Kudos to McDonald’s? Not So Fast
Advocacy / Fast Food / Marketing / School / Soda

Kudos to McDonald’s? Not So Fast

“When do you praise large companies for their sustainability efforts? Is it appropriate to commend them for their steps, even if small?” Lindsay Dahl, who blogs about food and health, posed these questions to a roundtable of bloggers, including me.*   I assert that the answer depends on another important question: Are the small steps taken … Continue reading

Takeaways From CSPI’s “Selfish Giving” Report
Soda

Takeaways From CSPI’s “Selfish Giving” Report

  The day after I published my post about Soda, Fast Food, and Fitness, the Center For Science in the Public Interest released a report titled Selfish Giving: How the Soda Industry Uses Philanthropy to Sweeten its Profits.  It covered some familiar territory including the problems with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics being sponsored by Coke and Pepsi (pg 5-6).  … Continue reading

Cigarettes and Soda: Ruthless Bioweapons
Advocacy / Soda

Cigarettes and Soda: Ruthless Bioweapons

For the third year in a row, I spent Valentine’s Day at the Kentucky State Capitol advocating for heart health.  This year I joined several hundred at a rally for the Smoke Free Kentucky bill which would make all workplaces and public buildings in Kentucky smoke-free.  I met with my representative and shared the story of my grandmother’s smoking.  When she was … Continue reading