Sneaking sugary drinks back into schools

Last year, when the nation's three largest beverage companies agreed to remove their sugary drinks from school vending machines, they were applauded. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Cadbury Schweppes voluntarily agreed to offer only water, low-fat milk and 10...

Soda -- not so good for you

When I was growing up, we never drank soda, except maybe once or twice a year when we went out to dinner if we were really, really, good. We drank milk like it was going out of style. In high school, I discovered Pineapple Crush and my life changed. ...

The arrival of the teen

We officially have a teenager in our home. On June 30th my first born, Loren, turned that magical age when parents realize that one phone line is no longer sufficient and that groceries are not meant to make it to the shelves before they are devoured...

Gatorade erodes teeth faster than soda

Soda's been under fire quite a bit lately as the primary cause of the downfall of mankind. Or, you know, a reason for the obesity epidemic among children. With all the sugar and carbonation in soda it's been a given that it's bad for teeth. I was sur...


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