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July 6, 2012
A third of kids in U.S. public elementary schools can buy such beverages as sports drinks and full-fat milk at school, according to a study looking at wellness policies in schools. And that's an improvement, the researchers said. “Elementary schools across the country are improving the beverage landscape, showing that change is possible and it's already happening,” the lead author, Lindsey Turner, said in a statement. The work is part of an effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; it was published this month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
August 10, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
"Yerba mate raises morale, sustains the muscular system, augments strength and allows one to endure privations. In a word, it is a valiant aid." --French Society of Hygiene, 1909 Millions of aficionados are almost mystical in their devotion to a pungent South American beverage brewed from the leaves of a tree. Sipped alone, yerba mate offers solace. Shared among friends, it is a communal rite.
Vigilant consumers who make a habit of studying their sales receipts may have recently noticed a few extra pennies tacked on to the prices of their Snapple, Arrowhead or Frappuccino bottles. It's not a cashier's mistake. It's the California redemption value, or CRV, a refundable deposit that Californians have been paying for years on beer, soft-drink and wine-cooler containers, whether they realized it or not. Now, because of legislation that took effect Jan.
February 24, 1991
I feel I should comment on the letter to the editor from Michael E. Tscheekar (Jan. 6) pointing out that alcoholic beverages brought into the country on common carrier are only subject to federal regulation. His contention is correct, as far as it goes. But Customs enforces state as well as federal alcoholic beverage control laws. In California, where a vast majority of people entering the country are at land border ports and not traveling by common carrier, the state law applies.
February 6, 1992
Sylvain Fribourg's letter Jan. 25 ("Nude Dancing and Art") described the artistic and social benefits that the Extasy nude dancing club offers the people of Northridge. Fribourg is fortunate to have such aesthetic cravings for beauty satisfied so cheaply. The truth is, these visual whorehouses are often rats' nests for crime and illicit activities. I have been in a few of these places and they were virtual supermarkets for illegal drugs, prostitution, and occasionally the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages.
January 10, 2010 | By Amanda Jones
GETTING THERE From LAX, Emirates, British Airways and Malaysia Airlines offer connecting service (change of planes) to Malé. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,105. WHERE TO STAY Six Senses by Soneva Gili, doubles from $1,330 a night, The Banyan Tree Madivaru, $3,340 a night for room, meals and select beverages; The Beach House at Manafaru Maldives , doubles from $850 a night, breakfast included.
November 5, 2001
Trudy Lieberman deserves a junk science award for the misleading article "Got Soda? Why Kids Drink Less Milk" (Oct. 15). She childishly exaggerated about "zillions of empty calories" in soft drinks and claimed soft drinks are keeping kids from drinking milk. A recent study by Georgetown University researchers reported the average teenager consumes only about one can of soda a day--hardly enough to keep kids from other beverages. Many researchers report lack of exercise as the key factor in childhood obesity.
September 11, 1988
When a person is killed by an "underaged" drunk driver, when do we look to who sold those alcoholic beverages and where he or she bought it. Shall we begin to investigate how old the driver was when he or she started drinking? Alcohol is a drug that needs to be labeled. It should be sold in an appropriate manner, proportionate to the danger it poses to our society, especially our children. TRISHA ROTH Beverly Hills
September 13, 2012 | By David Lazarus
The war on fat-making, sugar-rushing sodas has begun. New York City's Board of Health, acting on the wishes of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has adopted a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other venues. The regulation puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other such bad-for-you beverages. Those needing an intense glucose fix can still obtain big-gulp-size drinks at supermarkets and convenience stores.
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