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What We’re Reading – 10/12/16

Corporate Advertising in our National Parks Earlier this year, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed a new policy that would open parks to corporate advertising and allow the sale of naming rights at National Parks. The public comment period on the policy change closed months ago, but the NPS hasn’t made the comments publicly available. Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 7/20/16

Breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the US Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black, and Hispanic mothers. The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, Continue reading

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Philly Becomes Second American City to Tax Soda

On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council approved a ground-breaking new strategy to fund public amenities while preventing the consumption of excessive added sugar: they taxed soda! Here are some of the details of the new law as reported by philly.com: The city will begin collecting the tax on January 1st, 2017 The tax adds 1.5-cents per-ounce Continue reading

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Coca Cola Breaks its Pledge Not to Market to Kids

Dismayingly, but not surprisingly, The Coca Cola Company frequently violates their own pledge to no longer market to children. The policy on their website sounds nice at face value, but is vague enough to allow them to continue directing advertising efforts to young children: ”We have a global Responsible Marketing Policy that covers all our Continue reading