· Oct 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm
Though the authors don’t prove that the soda sponsorships have resulted in “nefarious” effects, there’s plenty of reasons to buy the argument. For instance, in 2010, the charity Save the Children stunned colleagues and health professionals by abruptly dropping support for a soda tax—a policy the organization had been fiercely supporting as part of a campaign to combat childhood obesity. The turnabout occurred after the organization received more than $5 million from Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, though the charity’s executives denied the connection.
I took in my belt two notches after I quit drinking soda full time and Maggie gets soda maybe 2-3 times a month as a treat, similar to ice cream or cake. I’m not preaching, I’m just saying it makes a difference.