Archive for April, 2013

When Will FDA Stand Up to Big Tobacco?

Many food advocates mistakenly believe that we just need to follow in the footsteps of the tobacco control movement and then we will win. It’s certainly true impressive gains have been made in reducing smoking rates in the United States. And the World Health Organization’s global tobacco treaty has tremendous potential to save lives around the world. Nevertheless, the public health crisis caused by tobacco remains quite serious.

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Speaking Event at UC Berkeley

Come see me present my new talk, Force Fed: Deconstructing Food Industry Lies, next Wednesday, 4pm, at the University of California, Wheeler Auditorium. For more details about the course, which features weekly lectures by guest speakers, see this article in the Daily Californian. Admission is free.

Ridding Schools of Fast Food, Junk Food, and Soda Pushers

With the passage of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010, in addition to improving school meals, Congress required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to update nearly non-existent nutrition standards on so-called competitive foods. These are foods sold outside the school meal program, including fast food items sold alongside the reimbursable lunches, and soft drinks and junk food sold in vending machines, school stores, fundraisers, and the like.

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Job Opening at Eat Drink Politics – Project Coordinator

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area preferred, pacific-time zone required, telecommute
Status: Part-time, contract, 15-20 hours/week, flexible
Compensation: $20-30 per hour, depending on experience
Post date: April 4, 2013, position open until filled

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