Statement of CSPI Senior Policy Associate Hillary Caron

Ask Meijer for Healthier Options at Checkout

Meijer, the 7th largest supermarket in the country, states that “offering products and services to help our customers lead healthier lives” is a core value. We are asking Meijer to stand behind its core values and remove junk food from checkout in each of its stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Statement of CSPI Senior Scientist Michael F. Jacobson

Please Urge Restaurants to Take Soda Off the Kids’ Menu

Soda and other sugary drinks are leading promoters of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of calories in children’s diets and provide nearly half of their added sugar intake. Drinking just one sugary drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. With one in three children overweight or obese in the U.S., it no longer makes sense to include sugary beverages as part of meals for young children.

Statement of CSPI Vice President for Nutrition Margo G. Wootan