| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips.
Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Remember last week, when fans discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee had registered online for wedding gifts at Bed, Bath and Beyond? His fans bought them almost every gift they asked for, which seemed strange...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City lawyers tried to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks, three months after it was struck down as an illegal overreach of executive power.
The law, invalidated...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo today announced that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh had launched an online petition in November that drew recent media...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Past restaurant marketing campaigns have usually featured sexy patrons having a good time with friends or their adorable young families. But according to new research, maybe it’s time food-service companies started focusing more on silver foxes....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Coca-Cola, the world’s top beverage company and perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, is taking an unusually public stance on obesity by defending its health initiatives on prime-time television.
In a two-minute advertisement set to debut...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Olympian McKayla Maroney is about as well known for her endlessly memed unimpressed smirk as she is for her powerhouse performance on the vault.
So will she be recognizable wearing a smile in a new advertising campaign this month for Dr Pepper Snapple...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:51 PM
As public health leaders step up their efforts to temper Americans' thirst for sugar-sweetened beverages, a new set of published studies has found that removing sugary drinks from kids' diets slows weight gain in heavy teens and reduces the odds that...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins.