Philadelphia Becomes the First Major City to Tax Soda

From the Huffington Post: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks.

Is Your Children’s Diet Making Them Sick?

For some time, the food industry has removed real ingredients from their products and replaced them with fake ones. After watching her baby suffer through an allergic reaction, one mother sought to understand why so many children in the U.S. now have food allergies.

Guess What Happened When This Man Drank 10 Cans of Soda Every Day…

A Los Angeles man recently began his own campaign against excess sugar consumption. He drank 10 cans of Coke every day for one month, and the impact was…let’s just say it was noticeable.

Why Sugar Addiction Should Be Treated Like Drug Abuse

A new study coming out of the Queensland University of Technology in Australia suggests the use of drugs that treat tobacco addiction could be used to wean people off of sugar.

Starbucks Customer Reportedly Finds ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ Written on His Drink

You know how Starbucks like to write your name on your drink, but never get it right? Well, a Starbucks customer in St. Augustine, Florida got a lot more than he bargained for.

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? (Hint: Probably)

The American Heart Association recommends the daily max of sugar be 100 calories (6 teaspoons) for women and 150 calories (9 teaspoons) for men. According to the research, Americans are seriously overachieving, taking in upwards of 20 teaspoons each day!

Philadelphia’s Mayor Attempts to Make Soda Tax More Palatable

Instead of the usual eat-your-vegetables pitch of public health reformers, Philadelphia’s mayor is offering his citizens something delicious: a giant pot of money to fund popular city projects. Read the full article from The New York Times.

Healthy Food Vouchers From WIC Improve Diets Of Millions Of Children

Children aren’t eating enough fruit or vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a problem that only worsens as they age. But a new study found greater access to healthy foods through government-funded nutrition programs can improve the diets of millions of young children.

Connecticut Legislators Weigh Ban on Sugary Drinks at Child Care Centers

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to restrict the types of beverages certain child care facilities can serve young children.

Sugar Identified as Top Cause of the Surge in Cancer

If there’s 33 grams of sugar in a can of cola, no wonder it’s being linked to a rise in cancer! Ditch the sugar.