SN Whole Health: Fall 2012 News

  “New Yorkers are smart enough to decide for themselves what to eat and drink. There is no evidence that banning drinks over 16 ounces will have an impact on obesity.” — Eliot Hoff, spokesman, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices

Sodium Backlash

Poor sales and flagging demand seem to be undoing the trend towards low- and no-sodium food products. It’s enough to make dietitians and nutritionists wring their hands.

The first sprinkling that something was up came last year, when Campbell Soup Co. announced it would reintroduce a percentage of sodium to its Select Harvest line of healthy soups. The company blamed lower sales on lower taste, a finding backed by research from Mintel indicating

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