Paid Sugar Industry Research Updates

Upates on the latest news for paid studies and research into sugar by it's own industry association.

Thirsty and Tired? You May Need More Than Water.

{pixabay|100|campaign} Dehydration can be a prime culprit making you feel tired and sluggish. If we admit that we aren’t drinking enough water, it’s not surprising we all feel the need for a nap.

What Are The Healthiest Non-Dairy Milks To Drink?

The other day I was ordering an organic smoothie at a local shop and as I watched her put the kale into the blender and grab a carton of almond milk, I stopped her just in time… Right before she po

Stories - BBC News

BBC Stories - digital storytelling on stories that shape you - video documentaries and in-depth features on culture, society, topical issues

Coca-Cola’s political influence in China: documented evidence

The BMJ (the new name for what was formerly the British Medical Journal) has just published a report by Susan Greenhalgh, an anthropologist and China specialist at Harvard, of how Coca-Cola, working t

YOU only YOU are in charge of your health

{pixabay|100|campaign} USA Today ran an interesting series of articles on our ridiculous health care system or should I say our “disease care” system. While more and more Americans concerned with

Weekly Tips - The Sugar Research Fallout Continues

This week some updates on sugargate as the coverage and fallout continues to spread over the paid research that had everyone fooled.

Weekend reading: a diet book!

Lisa R. Young.  Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time.  Center Street, 2019. I don’t usually write about diet books, but Lisa Young did her doctorate w

Last chance to comment on 2030 food and nutrition objectives

The endlessly repeating process of defining health goals for the next ten years continues and the Department of Health and Human Services is now (or will be when the shutdown ends) collecting comments

Annals of food marketing: Gold-leafed potato chips!

When Torsten Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class in 1899, he could not possibly have imagined this product when he invented the term “conspicuous consumption.” I am indebted to BakeryAn

Bad news on world hunger and obesity: they are getting worse

United Nations agencies have just released their annual report on world food insecurity. Its main unhappy conclusion: Food insecurity has increased since 2014: So has worldwide obesity: What is to be

Skip the Gym and Strengthen Your Whole Body

Chances are good that you can relate to how Jillian Michaels started 2019 after a roller coaster year of ups and downs. She found herself hoping for better times after the destruction of her house in

JAMA Internal Medicine – Improving Health and Health Care

Formerly Archives of Internal Medicine. Explore the latest in medicine including high-value care, levothyroxine timing, gabapentin for alcohol withdrawal, and more.

Weekend reading: Halal Food

Febe Armanios and Bo─čaç Ergene.  Halal Food: A History.  Oxford University Press, 2018. I reviewed a book about the regulation of Halal Food in September last year, and its politics continue to fa

The latest in snack trends?

Here are a few examples of the latest trends in snack products in the U.S. and Europe, culled from articles in FoodNavigator.com.  The purpose of these products is to make money for their manufacture

Supplements to improve memory: if only

The Government Accountability Office has just published a report on memory supplements. Available data indicate that memory supplements constitute a small segment of the overall dietary supplement m

Goodbye GMO, Hello Bioengineered: USDA publishes labeling rules

Trump’s USDA has issued final rules for labeling food products of biotechnology, commonly known to all of us as GMOs. Since GMOs have taken on a pejorative—Frankenfood—connotation, the USDA want

How to make a change in the New Year that lasts

Last week I shared the right (and wrong) way to do Keto in our latest investigation on the blog. The timing was appropriate, too… Right about now you’re probably *overwhelmed* with new diets, fit

Industry-funded study of the week: Mediterranean diet plus dairy foods

Christopher Gardner, the Stanford scientist who studies the ways various dietary patterns affect body weight, sent me this study to add to my post-book collection (I wrote about such things in Unsavo

Is The Keto Diet Healthy?

When I was in my 20’s overweight, upset and ready to change my life – I went on a diet. Little did I realize at the time, that diets do not produce long lasting results – for my body, for my he

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites {Dairy-Free & Grain-Free}

I call these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites “unbelievable” because once you take a bite, it’s hard to believe these decadent treats are made with no white sugar, no grains, and no dairy – just 100%

Healthy Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

There’s just nothing like a homemade sweet potato casserole during the holidays… it’s almost like dessert (but healthy!) I always use fresh sweet potatoes or yams to make this casserole, and NE

Take a healthy snack wherever you go… (Protein Powder Travel Packs!)

What’s the hardest time to stick to your healthy habits? For me, it’s when I’m either pressed for time, on the go, or in a place with no healthy food options. Especially this time of year, when

Take A Peek Inside My New Book Feeding You Lies (plus a special announcement)

The book jacket for the hardcover version of Feeding You Lies was just finalized and I am so happy about getting this book out into the world. And I want you to be the first to see it! Here’s wha

How The Food Industry Tries to Silence Us (My Appearance on CNN…)

I got a request to be on CNN last Sunday night asking me to discuss the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak. But here’s the crazy thing… My appearance on national TV really pissed off some people. A

How To Travel With A Baby & Still Eat Organic Food

One of the biggest joys in my life is traveling. Now that I’m a mom, that hasn’t changed – and even more so, as I want to show my daughter the world. I have taken a lot of trips since she has b

The Crazy Thing We Are Doing At Truvani This Week

I just unloaded a few huge boxes of decorations from my garage, and yes, I know it’s a couple days before Thanksgiving, but the holidays are almost here, and I want to get ready! But first… I wan

Healthy Food America strongly opposes delay of the updated Nutrition Facts label

The FDA recently proposed delaying the updated Nutrition Facts label from July 2018 to January 2020 for large companies the deadline to use the new labels from July 2018 to January 2020 for large com

AMA Adopts Policies to Reduce Consumption of Sugary Drinks

If America’s largest and most powerful physician association has its way, unhealthy sugary drinks will cost more and will no longer be served or sold in the nation’s hospitals or medical faciliti

Seattle Becomes the Eighth U.S. Locale to Pass a Sugary Drink Tax

The Seattle City Council approved a 1.75 cent-per-ounce sugary drink tax on Monday June 5th, becoming the eighth locale in the U.S. to adopt such a measure. The tax, which was proposed by Mayor Ed Mu

Early Evidence Says That Sugary Drink Taxes Are Working

Healthy Food America today released Are Sugary Drink Taxes Working? Early Evidence Says Yes, a research brief analyzing studies of sugary drink taxes designed to reduce consumption. Read the brief h

Webinar: Implementing Sugary Drink Taxes: Outreach, Collection, and Fighting Industry Litigation

If your municipality is implementing a sugary drink tax or considering a tax policy, this webinar offers advice about what to prepare for after that win. Panelists from Berkeley and Philadelphia’s t

Opportunities Ahead And Lessons Learned from Santa Fe

Disappointed but undaunted. It would be easy to languish in the loss of a hard-fought effort to pass a sugary drink tax in Santa Fe. But this loss will become a distant memory as more and more cities

Santa Fe Sugary Drink Tax Loss Ends a Streak of Seven Soda Tax Wins

Santa Fe voters have rejected a 2 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks that would have raised nearly $8 million for expanded pre-K. The tax was proposed and spearheaded by Santa Fe’s Mayor Javier Go

Illinois sugary drink tax would save millions of lives and dollars, Harvard model projects

A tax on sugary drinks in Illinois would reduce consumption of health-harming beverages enough to reduce incidence of diabetes, prevent about 116,000 of cases of obesity and avert millions in health

New profiles share key lessons from Bay Area soda tax campaigns

In November, three more Bay Area cities joined Berkeley in adopting sugary drink taxes of one cent per ounce. How did they do it? Three new profiles tell a little of the story in facts, figures and

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