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June 15, 2016



UPDATE: Philly Now Largest City With Approved Soda Tax

The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.

May 11, 2016



Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

March 31, 2016


shelf of drinks

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

February 12, 2014

Health and Income 


No Quick Fix For Food Deserts

A new study finds that simply opening stores that offer fresh produce doesn't mean residents in food deserts will change their eating habits.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

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Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

April 19, 2011

School Food 


How One Philadelphia School Battles Childhood Obesity

As schools increase their attack on childhood obesity, one school shows how a group of parents are working to ensure their kids have access to healthy food.

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