The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, in a joint statement, endorsed taxes on sugary drinks, restrictions on marketing to kids and incentives for healthier purchases.
Connecticut and California are considering statewide taxes on sugary drinks. New data from soda taxes in Berkeley and Philadelphia present a mixed picture of their effects on sugar consumption.
A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.
Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.
Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.
An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.
The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.
Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks. And it worked.
The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.
Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.
Three California cities are voting on one-cent-per-ounce soda taxes, while Boulder, Colorado's two-cent-per-fluid-ounce tax would be the highest in the country.
A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.
The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.
The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.
Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.
In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."
In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.
A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.
Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.
But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.