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How far will Big Soda go to keep people from drinking water?

Research has shown that sugary drinks are linked to diabetes and other chronic diseases. Yet instead of doing the responsible thing and reining in their marketing, soda companies have been ratcheting up efforts not only to sell their products but also to discourage people from drinking water. Read more >


How advocates can make their issue more newsworthy: Tips from a veteran reporter

Getting media coverage of a public health issue or policy goal can seem daunting. Here's how advocates can turn one common challenge for journalists into an opportunity to make headlines. Read more >


Top 10 public health media bites of 2013

The way the media portray an issue influences how we think about and act on it. Throughout the year, advocates have used memorable media bites to help shape the news, challenge people to think about problems from a public health perspective, and come up with creative solutions. Here are 10 of our favorites.


7 things advocates should know when communicating about health equity

Making the case for a society that supports health for everyone is easier said than done, even for the most seasoned public health advocates. Here are some tips to help ensure that the messages we use strengthen, rather than stymie, our social change efforts. Read more >


Media advocacy strategy for soda tax measures: Preparing for tough questions

As more soda tax measures hit the ballot, the beverage industry has become increasingly fierce in fomenting opposition. How should advocates respond to questions about government intervention and other hot-button issues? Here are some sample Q&As that may help. Read more >


Food marketing to kids: Real progress requires better protections

Many companies have promised to improve their nutrition standards for the foods they market to kids, yet they still spend $5 million a day targeting children with foods they should avoid. If progress continues at this rate, we won’t see the right balance of food ads until 2033. Read more >


How personal responsibility arguments help industries avoid regulation: Lessons from Big Tobacco and Big Food

Food industry strategies for deflecting criticism are strikingly similar to those once used by Big Tobacco. At this year's APHA, BMSG will share research findings on parallels between the industries and discuss implications for advocates. Read more >


Using media advocacy in public health policy campaigns

How can advocates use the media to advance their policy goals? At this year's meeting of the American Public Health Association, BMSG's Pamela Mejia will discuss media advocacy as a way to shape conversations and policy actions around health and safety. Read more >


Three ingredients for social change that every advocate should know

Being an advocate often means working toward transformative social change in the face of great odds. When a challenge seems too big and we feel discouraged at the thought of tackling it, here are a few insights from BMSG Senior Fellow Lawrence Wallack to help keep us going. Read more >


Food marketing to children is not improving rapidly enough, Lori Dorfman tells White House audience

Aggressive food marketing to children via mobile phones and other digital media is growing explosively and needs to be reined in quickly, BMSG's Lori Dorfman told a White House gathering held by First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House Domestic Policy Council. Read more >


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