Obesity

Michelle Obama: Marketing Can Make America Healthier

I don't think I ever could have imagined that, as first lady, I would appear in an episode of Billy on the Street to promote fruits and vegetables and would wind up slow dancing with Big B

These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren’t as Evil as They Seem

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people? 

Big Food Cuts the Fat in Advertising to Kids

Big food advertisers, often vilified for contributing to America’s obesity epidemic, have made good on their promise to cut the fat, salt and sugar in 171 products that are marketed to kids.

Coke, Chrysler, Walmart Lean Into Larger Causes

The concept of brand values—as in selling something bigger than soda, cars and clothes—has been a recurring theme today at the ANA Masters of Marketing conference.

Coke Wants You to Live Like Grandpa, You Self-Destructive Slob

Your grandpa was a svelte boss. You, by comparison, are a junk-gobbling slob, according to a slick new split-screen ad for Coca-Cola from agency David in Buenos Aires.

Coca-Cola Ad Defends Aspartame

Coca-Cola is continuing to fight back against health critics, this time by defending sugar alternatives like aspartame.

NYC Soda Ban Goes Down the Drain (Again)

Drink up, New Yorkers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on sugary drinks of 16 ounces and up is still dead. The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate division Monday upheld a lower court's ban on the law, which was originally slated to take effect in March.The decision by a four-judge panel found that the New York City Board of Health overstepped its authority.

Shaq Fouls Out With Nutrition Group

Shaquille O'Neal, the former basketball star who once told CNN he tries to "stay away from the sodas" to avoid diabetes, is now pitching a soda line carrying his name.

Food and Beverage Companies Slim Down Products to Fight Obesity

The nation's top food and beverage companies reminded the government today that they are part of the solution—and not the cause—of American's obesity problem.

Coca-Cola Makes Global Pledge to Not Target Kids Under 12

It hasn't been a great year for soda makers. Accused of being one of the major causes of obesity, food nutritionists have all but declared war via campaigns that mocked the Coca-Cola bears and pleas to Beyonce to turn down a lucrative marketing deal with Pepsi.