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Coca-Cola’s new product marketing, “Share a Coke with “insert name here”” has got me thinking. I will admit, initially my thought on the topic was limited to disappointment at the limited chances of finding a can with my name on it. However, I have been pondering, is this marketing strategy an attempt by Coca-Cola to avoid responsibility for the health consequences associated with selling an sugar filled, unhealthy product? Will they attempt to claim that that the suggested serving sizes is half of the container because they are suggesting you share? I have not observed an increase in people sharing their can of Coke. Your thoughts on the issue would be appreciated.
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In re: to yesterday’s insightful blog post:
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Heard you on Diane Rehm. Well done.
Marion, waiting for your blog post regarding the NYT Magazine article on the school lunch program. Seems like red meat for you (pun intended). My impression from the comprehensive feature is that the USDA is trying to do the right thing dispite what appears to be a great deal of selfishness, misinformation, greed, and corruption. Too bad for our children. Shameful.
Interesting website/blog. Have you looked at the work of Dr. John McDougall? He has a Newsletter with a lot of the latest scientifc research on food science and the impact of the usual American diet. I also don’t see anything from PCRM.
Curious about thoughts on Juice+ and health claims
Not true about the calories in calories out. Our microbiota treats calories very differently. A gram of sugar has radically different effects on the gut, nervous system, immune system, and mood than a calorie equivalent amount of complex carbs, veggies, or protein.
An “energy dense” (don’t you love that) meal creates inflammation which is the root cause of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc.
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