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Let's Tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages! ...Not So Fast, Chicago.

Over the past decade, there’s been a lot of interest in adding a ‘sin tax’ to discourage consumption of less nutritious foods. The primary target – sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). 153 more words


AMA Targets Sugar-sweetened Beverages

Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, has operated his own private medical practice focused on occupational therapy and preventive medicine for nearly 20 years. 156 more words

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New Video Highlights the Importance of Water for Good Oral Health – Available in Spanish and English

The average child in the United States now consumes over half of her body weight in sugar every year. Much of this sugar comes from sugary beverages including juice and soda. 183 more words

Real Talk about the Unicorn Frappucino 

Spoiler alert: it’s not coffee

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Do Soda Taxes Really Work?

In 2014, Berkeley, California became the first city in the United States to pass a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The goal was to cut back on consumption—and eventually, to help chip away at rates of diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. 702 more words

Health Food Drinks Killing us?

Sugar-sweetened beverages like Coke and Pepsi are a source of excess calories leading to weight gain linked to obesity , diabetes and heart disease. A can of Coke, for example, has 33 grams of sugar – the equivalent of about eight teaspoons. 450 more words