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OBESITY TRENDS

Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. But these foods are not likely to be a leading cause of obesity in the United States according to a new Cornell University Food and Brand Lab study.

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SODA CONSUMPTION

NY Times says the 25% drop in soda consumption represents the single largest change in the American diet in the last decade and is responsible for a substantial reduction in the number of daily calories consumed by the average American child.

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DIET DRINKERS

Time reports that people may think they are avoiding calories when they opt for diet soda, but a new study claims that those who commonly choose diet drinks often compensate for the low calorie content by eating more unhealthy food.

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HAPPY MEALS

McDonald’s says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards. The company says 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose soda as a beverage in the U.S. after it was scrubbed from menus and marketing materials between July of last year and… read more

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FOOD TRENDS

PepsiCo is launching a new soda fountain machine for restaurants this summer with “craft” flavors. The soda line, called “Stubborn Soda,” will be naturally flavored and sweetened with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

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SODA TAX

A one cent-per-ounce soda tax won by a landslide in Berkeley, California.  But San Francisco voters nixed a 2 cent soda tax.

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CUTTING CALORIES

The major U.S. soda companies set a goal to reduce by 20 percent the calories that each American consumes in beverages by 2025. Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi joined the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation in the initiative, says the American Beverage Association.

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SODA TAX

 A new study of how taxes might be used to curb consumption of sugary drinks suggests that applying a tax based on the amount of calories contained in a serving rather than its size would be more effective.  Legislation to tax sugary drinks in Illinois failed during this year’s spring session.  

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