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Five Minutes Or Less For Health


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nychealth:

TODAY!
On Twitter? Join us and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett for a Tweetchat!
As part of the National Soda Summit this week, we will be chatting about strategies to reduce soda-related disease.
When? Today, June 3rd 2014 2-3 PM ET
Who? @DrMaryTBassett @MontefioreNYC @YaleRuddCenter @FedUpMovie @PublicHealth @ChangeLabWorks, others and you!
How? Follow hashtag #SodaSummit14 on Twitter.

nychealth:

TODAY!

On Twitter? Join us and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett for a Tweetchat!

As part of the National Soda Summit this week, we will be chatting about strategies to reduce soda-related disease.

When? Today, June 3rd 2014 2-3 PM ET

Who? @DrMaryTBassett @MontefioreNYC @YaleRuddCenter @FedUpMovie @PublicHealth @ChangeLabWorks, others and you!

How? Follow hashtag #SodaSummit14 on Twitter.

This is the unhappy truth about soda: http://therealbears.org

It wasn’t so bad when soft drinks were the occasional treat. But now sugary drinks are the number one source of calories in the American diet. With one third of America overweight and another third obese, it’s a wonder anyone is still swallowing what the soda companies are selling.

Big soda companies have billions of dollars to tell their story, but we have each other. Oh, and we have the truth. Help The Real Bears spread the truth about soda by sharing the film.

From Center for Science in the Public Interest

http://www.therealbears.org/#video

California City Savors Role in Fighting ‘Big Soda’
(From The New York Times)

California City Savors Role in Fighting ‘Big Soda’

(From The New York Times)

About the New (Ab)Normal.
The great American road trip is an essential part of most summers. And it wouldn’t be complete without stopping off for a bite to eat along the way. But, not only are healthy options on the highway often hard to find, the amount of food we’re served has gotten a lot bigger.
Even off the highway, in our very own communities, it’s not always easy to find healthy, smaller-sized meals. Servings everywhere have grown, along with our waistlines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners have tips on how we can make healthier options more available in our community. Big portion sizes have become the new abnormal, and it’s time to scale back.

About the New (Ab)Normal.

The great American road trip is an essential part of most summers. And it wouldn’t be complete without stopping off for a bite to eat along the way. But, not only are healthy options on the highway often hard to find, the amount of food we’re served has gotten a lot bigger.

Even off the highway, in our very own communities, it’s not always easy to find healthy, smaller-sized meals. Servings everywhere have grown, along with our waistlines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners have tips on how we can make healthier options more available in our community. Big portion sizes have become the new abnormal, and it’s time to scale back.

France approves fat tax on sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola and Fanta
 Tax is expected to rake in £100m for state coffers
20 million French people are overweight, survey says
From The Daily Mail, London

France approves fat tax on sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola and Fanta

  • Tax is expected to rake in £100m for state coffers
  • 20 million French people are overweight, survey says

From The Daily Mail, London