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New Study: The Effect of Graphic Warnings on Sugary-Drink Purchasing

Governments have proposed text warning labels to decrease consumption of sugary drinks—a contributor to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. However, they may be less effective than more evocative, graphic warning labels.

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Sugary Drinks in America: Who’s Drinking What and How Much?

Over the last two decades, the sugary drink landscape has been changing. Between a plethora of new drinks on the market and reported changes in beverage sales, many people are confused or concerned about the current state of sugary drink sales and consumption patterns.

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Many Infants and Toddlers Lack Access to Licensed Child Care
July 19, 2018

The choice of where to send your children while you work is one of the most daunting choices you will ever make. After a baby is born, your life turns upside down. You’re low on sleep, high on stress, and are suddenly responsible for a tiny, vulnerable person you just met. And amid all of it, you may have to return to work. Just when you’re learning how to keep your baby safe, fed, and happy, you suddenly hand off that responsibility to someone else.

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PA Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Sweetened Beverage Tax
July 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced yesterday, in a 4-2 majority opinion, that the Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax is constitutional.

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Why Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity
July 5, 2018

Every child deserves a strong, healthy start in life, no matter who they are or where they live. A shows that addressing the barriers to health equity, such as poverty and structural racism, early in life is crucial—and possible.

 

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Philadelphia City Council Passes Sodium Warning Label for Restaurants
July 5, 2018

Dining out and eating healthy is easier when cities and restaurants give consumers the information they need to eat smart. On June 21, Philadelphia’s City Council decision ensured that restaurants will identify menu items exceeding 2,300 mg of sodium with a sodium warning label, allowing customers to make informed decisions about their food. Philadelphia is the second U.S. city to pass this type of legislation, following New York City Board of Health’s historic vote in 2015.

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