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California would become the first state to require warning labels on the front of sodas and other sugary drinks under proposed legislation announced in Sacramento, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California bill seeks warnings on sugary drinks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday. SB1000 would require the warning on the […]

02/13/2014

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

First lady wants people to drink more plain water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has pushed Americans to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should “drink up” too. As in plain water. And as in more of it. The first […]

09/12/2013

In this March 12, 2013  file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority when it […]

07/30/2013

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18 mayors: Limit use of food stamps to buy soda

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a […]

06/18/2013

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New NYC ads warn about sweet tea, energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks and fruit-flavored beverages. The city health department launched the […]

06/03/2013

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Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge struck down New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary.

03/11/2013

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NYC soda size rule eyed from coffee shops to clubs

NEW YORK (AP) — At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shape on tables and menus in a city that thrives on eating and going out.

03/09/2013

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ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young man stumbled into the emergency room late one night after a house party, saying his heart wouldn’t stop pounding and he could barely breathe after downing liquor mixed with energy drinks.

01/16/2013

Richmond soda tax measure opponents spend millions

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in the San Francisco Bay area city of […]

10/09/2012