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A Few Sober Opinions About the NEED to Curb Obesity and Prevent Chronic Disease
Texas Offers Online Help Against Childhood Obesity
Associated Press, 12/20/2012
Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk. Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced ReshapingTexas.org as a way to help focus on obesity costs, medical research and health initiatives.
Why a Tax on Alcohol and Soda Makes Sense (Opinion)
The Hill, Michael Jacobson and George Hacker, 12/20/2012
We don’t know if soda, beer, wine, or liquor will be on hand when Democratic and Republican negotiators meet to decide how to avoid letting the economy drop over the fiscal cliff. But taxes on those products definitely should be on the table.
Dietary Seat Belts (Opinion)
The New York Times, Mark Bittman, 12/18/2012
When we see something, we should do something. The something we can all see is this: Eating badly – consuming unprecedented amounts of nonfood, like soda – causes obesity. Obesity brings about chronic disease. Chronic disease kills, wrecks lives and wreaks havoc on our health care system and our economy. We have the power, collectively, to further reduce disease and improve longevity. Who’s against that?