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Fast Facts on Sugar and Salt

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Public health takes aim at sugar and salt

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Can soda with fiber fight fat?

Does adding dietary fiber to soda make it healthier than regular soda? Not necessarily, according to two nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Walter Willett and Lilian Cheung commented in a November 15, 2012 Time.com article about a new…

Sugary drinks

May 2012 -- Most people now know that drinking soda increases obesity. But did you know that taking soda out of schools can have far-reaching effects? Watch this video to find out how.

Imagine a healthier world

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Boston High School students drinking fewer sugary beverages

Following school district policy change, students drank fewer sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks For immediate release: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Boston, MA –Two years after Boston schools prohibited the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas and sports drinks, local high school…