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Producers of sugar-sweetened drinks agree to reduce calorie consumption

Leading producers of sugar-sweetened drinks have entered a “landmark” agreement to reduce calories Americans consume in these beverages by 20 percent by 2025, President Bill Clinton, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and beverage manufacturers announced Tuesday.

“I am excited about the potential of this voluntary commitment by the beverage […]

Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from products sold

The impact of 6.4 trillion fewer calories on the nation’s waistline is not insignificant.

A calorie reduction of that size was reported last year by a group of 16 top food and beverage companies, compared to sales in 2007, according to analysis from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a non-profit devoted […]

Coca-Cola defending artificial sweeteners in ad campaign

Coca-Cola is rolling out an advertisement campaign about artificial sweeteners as sales of diet soda decline.

The Atlanta-based company is planning to run newspaper advertisements that say diet drinks can help people manage their weight, while stressing that aspartame – more commonly known as NutraSweet – is safe.

The move is […]