NEWS RELEASE
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202)588-7746
For Immediate Release: April 21st, 2005

American Diabetes Association Sells Out to Cadbury Schweppes

Today, the American Diabetes Association announced a corrupt new multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, a major manufacturer of sweetened soft drinks that are implicated in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.

“Maybe the American Diabetes Association should rename itself the American Junk Food Association,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert. “What will it do for an encore?  Start selling candy bars for M&M/Mars?”

“If Cadbury Schweppes really wanted to reduce the incidence of obesity and diabetes, it would stop advertising its high-sugar products, and remove them from our nation’s schools,” Ruskin said. “This is just another attempt by a major junk food corporation to obfuscate its responsibility in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.”

“The American Diabetes Association should return this corrupt contribution to Cadbury Schweppes immediately,” Ruskin said.

More information about the American Diabetes Association-Cadbury Schweppes alliance is available at: http://www.diabetes.org/for-media/2005-press-releases/cadbury-schweppes.jsp.

Commercial Alert is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy. For more information, see our website at: http://www.commercialalert.org

Our health program seeks to reduce the incidence of marketing-related diseases—such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and smoking-related illnesses—by promoting healthy messages and restricting the advertising of products such as tobacco, alcohol, junk food and soda pop, especially to children.

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NEWS RELEASE
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (202)588-7746
For Immediate Release: April 21st, 2005

American Diabetes Association Sells Out to Cadbury Schweppes

Today, the American Diabetes Association announced a corrupt new multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, a major manufacturer of sweetened soft drinks that are implicated in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.

“Maybe the American Diabetes Association should rename itself the American Junk Food Association,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert. “What will it do for an encore?  Start selling candy bars for M&M/Mars?”

“If Cadbury Schweppes really wanted to reduce the incidence of obesity and diabetes, it would stop advertising its high-sugar products, and remove them from our nation’s schools,” Ruskin said. “This is just another attempt by a major junk food corporation to obfuscate its responsibility in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.”

“The American Diabetes Association should return this corrupt contribution to Cadbury Schweppes immediately,” Ruskin said.

More information about the American Diabetes Association-Cadbury Schweppes alliance is available at: http://www.diabetes.org/for-media/2005-press-releases/cadbury-schweppes.jsp.

Commercial Alert is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy. For more information, see our website at: http://www.commercialalert.org

Our health program seeks to reduce the incidence of marketing-related diseases—such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and smoking-related illnesses—by promoting healthy messages and restricting the advertising of products such as tobacco, alcohol, junk food and soda pop, especially to children.

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