Childhood Obesity

Soda tax heads for November ballot in Richmond, CA

Soda tax heads for November ballot in Richmond, CA

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

On November 6, voters in Richmond, California will decide whether to apply a penny-per-ounce tax to sugar-sweetened beverages after city council members voted 5-2 this week to include the measure on the ballot, despite strong opposition from the beverage...

Let’s Move! Two years on…

Let’s Move! Two years on…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It’s been two years since Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move initiative with the aim of ending childhood obesity within a generation – and the First Lady claims that “we have begun to change the conversation about childhood obesity in America”.

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.

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