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Recent News Releases

“Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain to Merge, Creating a Challenger in the Beverage Industry with a World-Class Portfolio of Iconic Brands and an Unrivaled Nationwide Distribution Capability.”

Learn more here.

NEOS 360 Playground Equipment installed in downtown Toledo, Ohio

Thanks to a matching grant from the Ohio Soft Drink Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America, the city of Toledo has their very own NEOS 360.

To learn more, view the press release here.

Ohio Soft Drink Association Executive Director Kimberly McConville on 97.1 The Fan’s Columbus Perspective

Kimberly spoke with Dave James about Balance Calories Ohio. Click here to listen.

Ohio Soft Drink Association Executive Director Kimberly McConville on the Ohio Grocers Association’s “Keeping Up With Kristin”

Kimberly spoke with Kristin Mullins, President & CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association, about Balance Calories Ohio. Click here to view.

Ohio Soft Drink Association Executive Director Kimberly McConville joins Good Day Columbus to talk about Balance Calories Ohio

View the August 11 segment here.

New Electronic Play System Coming to Toledo’s Downtown Waterfront

Thanks to a gift from Ohio’s non-alcoholic beverage industry, Toledo will soon have a state of the art electronic play system – the NEOS 360.

The NEOS 360 is an interactive play system offering exercise through eight different games at various difficulty levels. Many of these games are competitive and requite teamwork and cooperation.

A presentation ceremony was held on Friday, December 9 with Toledo Mayor Paula – Hicks Hudson, the Ohio Soft Drink Association, members from S.T.R.I.V.E Toledo, Inc. (STRIVE) and others in attendance.

Learn more here.

Watershed Milestone: Coca-Cola is First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All Water Used Globally

Read more here.

Soda Tax: Not the Answer

October 28, 2015

Click here to view American Beverage Association President and CEO Susan Neely’s letter to the editor regarding soda taxes as published in The New York Times.

Additionally, please take a moment to learn more of The Truth About Beverage Taxes.

OSDA Executive Director Kimberly McConville supports The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food in Washington DC

October 6-7, 2015

Ohio Soft Drink Association Executive Director Kimberly McConville, along with other representatives from Ohio’s food and agriculture sectors, headed to Capitol Hill to advocate for uniform, national labeling standard for foods made with GMOs.

Read more here.

Lima, OH presented with $100,000 United States Conference of Mayors grant to fight childhood obesity

May 20, 2015

Ohio Soft Drink Association Executive Director Kimberly McConville was on hand for the ceremony along with Mayor David Berger and others. The grant will aid in supporting the city’s “Cooking for Change” childhood obesity initiative.

Read full press release here.

Coca-Cola and Steve Harvey have partnered up to motivate moms and teens with the new Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy

The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy is a three day mentoring and education experience taking place in Atlanta, Georgia on July 24-26.

Learn more here.

Lima, OH one of six winners of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)  2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

January 22, 2015

This exciting award went to six different cities recognized for their notable programs that are aimed at encouraging a healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

Read more here.

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