Nutrition Experts Get Paid By Coca-Cola To Call Soda A Healthy Snack : LIFE : Tech Times

Coca-Cola has been paying money to researchers to promote soda as a healthy part of snacking, according to new reports.

During the month of February 2015, several health writers wrote columns on healthy snacking, in honor of American Health Month. These reports, written by trusted authorities, appeared on several media outlets including national sources. Each one of these articles suggested Coca-Cola or other sodas as a drink to help support good eating habits.

These actions suggest that food companies are active in supporting research that will help cast their products in a good light, potentially boosting sales. Although Coca-Cola remains the largest soda manufacturer in the country, the company has seen sales fall significantly in the last few years, as Americans reduced their intake of sugary beverages. The company is not denying that they pay experts to promote their products, comparing the practice to product placement contracts with movie companies.

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