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Drink Up Los Angeles

Beverage companies are committed to bringing consumers more low-and no-calorie beverage options, including bottled water and new sparkling waters. That’s why we were proud to stand with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and others to launch Drink Up Los Angeles this past week. The Drink Up campaign in Los Angeles is part of […]

A Worry-Free Way to Cut Calories During the Holidays

Holiday parties are now in full swing and the constant challenge for most Americans during this festive season is figuring out how to keep off the pounds while still enjoying their favorite holiday treats. According to a column in the South Strand News, low- and no-calorie sweeteners are an easy and safe way to cut […]

Working at Meaningful Solutions

America’s beverage companies are working together and doing their part to tackle complex public health issues like obesity. The National Association of Counties (NAco) is highlighting their efforts to drive change across America through collaboration with public health groups, government leaders and community partners in this month’s “Solutions Spotlight.” The feature piece on NACo’s website […]

Setting the Record Straight on Beverage Taxes

Despite zero evidence that taxing common grocery items improves public health, some continue to advance the false notion that a regressive and unfair levy is the answer to our nation’s obesity crisis. In a letter to the editor published in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association executive vice president Ellen Valentino explains why taxes are […]

Beverage Taxes – A Money Grab

Pro-tax advocates and lawmakers often sell beverage taxes to the public by claiming the revenue will go toward solving public health challenges like obesity. Then we see the money being spent on all sorts of budgetary priorities. There are signs that this kind of bait-and-switch is brewing in San Francisco less than three weeks after […]

Cook County Commissioner Comes Out Against Beverage Tax

Just last month, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to slap a tax on common grocery store items like soda, juice drinks, sports drinks, tea – even flavored water. This tax was proposed as a solution to the county’s budget deficit, but some commissioners say the county is making a mistake not considering the […]

Hello Black Friday

Are you ready to burn off your Thanksgiving dinner calories while hunting for Black Friday deals? Did you know that the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was on Sept. 24, 1869, when the U.S. gold market crashed and two Wall Street financiers worked together to buy up as much as they could […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ever wonder why turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner? It turns out historians don’t know for sure, but there are a few theories of why this is. The first and most popular theory is that when studying the first Thanksgiving, a letter from a pilgrim was found that referenced a turkey hunt. Though the […]

Balanced Holiday Travel

During the holiday season, Americans all over the country will be traveling near and far to see family and friends. We understand that traveling can often be a headache and maintaining balance is the last thing that you want to worry about. This is why we’re doing more to make it easier to balance while […]

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and many people are already prepping for the big meal. Whether you are hosting a small gathering or a large feast, we’ve got some mouthwatering recipes featuring your favorite beverages that are sure to be crowd pleasers. Did you know that cola can add a special twist […]