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World Health Organization: Soda Taxes Are Important Policy Tools for Health


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World Health Organization: Soda Taxes Are Important Policy Tools for Health

The WHO report found “reasonable and increasing evidence that appropriately designed taxes on sugar sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption…” The review also found “strong evidence that subsidies for fresh fruits and vegetables that reduce prices by 10 to 30 percent are effective in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.”


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

PepsiCo’s Naked Juices Mislead Consumers, Says Lawsuit


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PepsiCo’s Naked Juices Mislead Consumers, Says Lawsuit

PepsiCo misleadingly markets Naked Juices as predominantly containing high-value ingredients such as acai berry, blueberries, kale, and mango, when in fact the predominant ingredient in the product line is usually cheap, nutrient-poor apple juice, according to a lawsuit filed today. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest says that “NO SUGAR ADDED” claims on Naked labels imply that the products are low in sugar, when in fact, the drinks are high in sugar. What’s more, the company fails to prominently disclose that the drinks are “not a low-calorie food,” as required by the Food and Drug Administration.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter Grades the Changing American Diet


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CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter Grades the Changing American Diet

Americans are eating too much of everything, and it’s not just how much, but what we eat, that needs work, according to a report card on the changing American diet published today in Nutrition Action Healthletter. The average American consumes about 2,500 calories per day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. That’s up from about 2,000 calories a day in the 1970s..


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.