The research demonstrating the not-so-great effects of sodas just pours in, as it were. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has two new research reports, one on justification for taxation of soft drinks, and the other on the negative effects of soft drinks on kids’ health.
David Ludwig writes in JAMA that artificially sweetened drinks are unlikely to help the situation. They just make people want sweeter foods.
And the New York City Health Department has put its anti-soda campaign online. This is its controversial “drinking fat” campaign designed to make the point that excess calories from sugary soft drinks will put on the pounds. Why controversial? Take a look at the cute guy demonstrating the drinking-fat point on the YouTube video.
What’s your take on this?
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.