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How Big Food is targeting my toddler

As a media researcher, I spend my days analyzing the food industry's marketing of junk to children, so I'm uniquely aware of their insidious tactics. But now, as my daughter approaches age 2 and the food industry sets its sights on her, I'm not just studying the problem. I'm living it. Read more >


What Coke's new ads don't tell you

In its latest ad campaign, Coca-Cola claims that it is committed to fighting obesity -- so why doesn't the beverage giant stop targeting low-income children of color? Read more >


Advocates bulking up for the next battle with Big Soda

Will Californians see 14 new soda tax proposals by 2014? Proponents of a soda tax took a bruising last November, but their defeat has only emboldened them to come back and fight even harder. Read more >


The year in public health: Looking back on hard-won progress, looking ahead to new possibilities

2012 was a big year for public health. We saw advances in everything from nutrition to violence prevention to the media's coverage of these issues. What progress will we see in 2013?


Can we prevent another Sandy Hook?

Will the nation's grief and outrage over the Newtown, Conn., shooting finally translate into action to prevent future violence? Or will momentum fade as it did following similar tragedies? A trend emerging from recent media coverage gives us reason for hope. Read more >


The high cost of prison phone calls: Advocates show who really pays

In the midst of the holiday season, advocates are putting a focus on families front and center in their push to reform an unfair and incredibly expensive prison phone call system. Read more >


Casting pebbles in the water: Why defeat in Richmond advances public health

Each time advocates propose a public health policy, more people discuss and understand it. Despite the defeat of Measure N, Richmond residents now know more about the health harms of sugary drinks and may be more likely to support a soda tax in the future. Read more >


30 reasons to be thankful for public health

Many of public health's greatest advances -- and the struggles it took to achieve them -- are easy to take for granted. As I reflect this holiday season on all the things I have to be thankful for, I'm reminded of the important role the field plays in my life and the lives of so many others.  Read more >


Echoes of the tobacco wars: Why is Big Soda afraid to publicly oppose the Richmond soda tax?

The city council of Richmond, Calif., has made headlines by putting a soda tax on the ballot. This has the beverage industry running scared and once again borrowing tactics from Big Tobacco -- this time in an effort to deceive voters. Read more >


Hang in there, advocates: Change takes time

In the fight for public health and social change, advocacy groups must often work for decades before seeing real change. But, as a recent victory for environmental health advocates shows, the struggle is well worth it. And media advocacy can play an important role in getting there. Read more >


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