Should KY Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Soda?
Soda

Should KY Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Soda?

Here’s the story behind South Carolina’s food stamp soda ban proposal. The founder of Louie’s Kids has been fighting obesity “one child at a time” — as his group’s motto says — for 12 years through summer camp scholarships, health club memberships, exercise groups and more. When Yuhasz co-chaired December’s “Conquering Tri-County’s Obesity Epidemic” meeting, he … 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

Water First Policy in Schools
Water

Water First Policy in Schools

This was originally published on the School Bites blog. It seems like a new study link­ing sugar sweet­ened bev­er­age con­sump­tion to poor health makes head­lines each week. Par­ents and teach­ers rec­og­nize that serv­ing water bet­ter sup­ports the nutri­tion edu­ca­tion chil­dren are taught in school. It also fits with the Par­ent Teacher Asso­ci­a­tions’ Healthy Lifestyles Ini­tia­tive … Continue reading