Coca-Cola to Address Obesity for First Time in Ads

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NEW YORK — Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, […]

Black Women Battle Obesity With dialogue, Action

WASHINGTON – Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup. All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for African-American women: finding creative ways to combat the obesity epidemic that threatens their […]

Schools Have a Heavy Influence on Obesity Efforts

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WASHINGTON  – In the fight to curb the collective appetite that drives childhood obesity, Nomvuyo Qubeka is incredulous that there is a disconnect between what’s served in school cafeterias and national goal of curbing the epidemic. “Is anybody looking at what the children eat in cafeterias? The partnership with cafeterias, is it happening?” asked Qubeka, […]