Americans Are Saying No to Soda Pop

A study released in 2016 shows Americans are saying no to soda pop! The study, published in the journal Obesity in 2016 relied on a representative sample of 18,000 children 2 to 19 years old, and 27,652 adults aged 20 and older. They were asked about their beverage consumption over the past 24 hours: juice, […]

Chile Bans Tony the Tiger in their Fight Against Obesity

The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a host of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people. This is world’s most ambitious attempt to remake a country’s food culture, and could be a model for how […]

What happens when you drink 10 sodas a day?

What happens when you drink 10 sodas a day? Inspired by Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” documentary, in which the filmmaker ate nothing but McDonald’s food for an entire month, George Prior documented what happened when he drank 10 Cokes a day for 30 days. On his website,, Prior explains that he wanted to […]

Soda Tax Success

Berkeley, Calif., became the first U.S. city to pass a law taxing sugary drinks including sodas. This is step in the right direction against diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other sugar-related diseases! The city of Berkeley, Calif., passed a one cent per ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks.  And it wasn’t even close:  […]

Hijacked! – The Food Industry Shifts Message

An attempt is being made by the food industry to hijack our eating habits! Have you noticed food manufacturers’ use of whole grain, omega-3, and gluten-free claims to market highly processed junk foods  that are “made with” whole grain and “gluten free”? Food manufacturers are also adept at getting consumers to think that various processed […]

Sugar Overload at Retail Checkouts

Today, the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a new study on retail stores’ promotion of sugar, candy, soda, and other unhealthy foods at checkout. Food marketing isn’t only advertising: product placement at checkout is a common and powerful tool the food industry uses to manipulate us to buy and eat more calories.  […]

A National Soda Tax

Rosa DeLauro, the 12-term congresswoman from New Haven, will be introducing a bill in the House of Representatives that would require a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The SWEET ACT  (as she’s calling it) would amend the I.R.S. code and charge a penny per teaspoon of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or other caloric sweeteners — […]

Making Soda Safer

Making Soda Safer is one of the major  goals of  the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to determine a safe level for high-fructose corn syrup and other sugars in soda and other sugar drinks.  And to require the industry to achieve that level over several […]