Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.
They knew it was coming, but that didn’t make a new soda tax in Berkley, California any easier to swallow. The goal of the law was to cut down on health problems linked to sugary soda.
There’s a new reason to avoid sugary drinks. It’s already known that too much soda can create a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke — not to mention what it will do to your teeth. Now, add 4-and-a-half years of extra aging to the list.
We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health. But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.
They’re a fixture of our suburban landscape. Big box stores with big boxes in the shopping carts. People swear by their Costco and Sam’s Club memberships, but they have to buy big in order to save big. So, what if you don’t want to buy in bulk, and are the big sizes a better deal anyway?
Schools across the country may soon see the end of ads for junk food and soda. At the White House Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Secretary rolled out a new proposal.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A new study is making a more disturbing claim. It finds that drinking diet sodas may actually cause a number of health problems.
The mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is using the Coke Polar Bears to get their anti-pop message out.
How much do caffeine would you say you drink a day? One study says 98 percent of people consume some kind of caffeine every day.
Sales of Sodastream are surging as more and more families are making their own pop at home. The company reports it sold 2.7 million units in 2011, a 41-percent increase over the previous year.
Instead of loading up on soda and candy for a holiday party, there are a couple of options to consider your guests could have fun with.
Kids love sugary drinks, but an eye-opening new report, just released Monday morning, has some disturbing findings.