Author: Christine Fry

Making restaurants healthier in California

New York City is making headlines right now with its proposal to limit the sale of large sugary drinks in the city. But California leads the nation when it comes to statewide policies aimed at making restaurants healthier – and there’s plenty more we can do.

New Obesity Laws: Taking a Longer View

Last month, when a new study came out raising doubts about whether people actually choose healthier options at fast food restaurants when menus show calorie counts, news reports were quick to call menu labeling laws a failure. And when research recently showed that a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks could translate to the weight-loss equivalent of less than a pound per person per year, critics called the impact “marginal” and suggested the strategy would be ineffective.

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