1. Supersized servings a big concern

    Heaping plates of pasta and giant cups of sugary drinks may be good values for the wallet, but they can also be a health hazard, researchers say.

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  2. YVONNE ABRAHAM

    Sweet deal for soda

    Massachusetts is one of only 12 states in the country that essentially subsidize soda, forgoing sales taxes to make it cheaper than it should be - and thus easier to guzzle in huge quantities.

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  3. How to get teens to choose water over soda

    - Teens, it turns out, are not that good at deciphering food labels when it comes to choosing between water and sugary beverages.

     

  4. ATLANTA—Health officials say half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day — and some are downing an awful lot.

     
  5. Boston high school students drinking fewer sugary drinks

    - The seven-year-old policy restricting the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in Boston Public Schools appears to be paying off: Consumption dropped among high school students from 1.7 servings a day on average in 2004 to 1.4 servings a day in 2006, according to a recent study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

     
  6. Coke’s latest fountain lures customers to restaurants

    - The main attraction for a busload of Dover fifth-graders was supposed to be the Museum of Fine Arts, but that all changed when they stopped by Kelly’s Roast Beef and got a glimpse of their soda-drinking future.