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Children’s Drink Facts 2019: You Shouldn’t Have to Be a Nutritionist to Understand What’s in These Drinks!

A new report from the UConn Rudd Center found that companies spent $1.4 billion total to advertise children’s drinks with added sugars and/or diet sweeteners in 2018, primarily to kids under age 12. Check out additional key findings of the report, as well as recommendations on how to improve children’s drink marketing practices.

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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Series: Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

In Washington state, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC) recently led a Voices for Healthy Kids-supported campaign around the state’s SNAP incentives pilot programming. Read on for more details.

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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Series: Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

SNAP incentive programs are an important tool in promoting healthy food access. Find out how Voices for Healthy Kids is contributing to the enhancement and maintenance of SNAP programs around the nation.

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American Heart Association Endorses Washington, D.C. Sugary Drink Tax Legislation to Promote Health Equity

Earlier this month, Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced new legislation that would levy a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks in the District. The American Heart Association (AHA) came out in strong support of this legislation. Read on to learn more.

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Breaking News: Just-Released Report Finds that Nearly 20% of U.S. Kids Have Obesity

In its first annual State of Childhood Obesity report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 18.5% of kids in the U.S. have obesity. Keep reading to learn more about how we can work together to address this epidemic.

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The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity Is Seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to research on nutrition, food marketing and health disparities.

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