23 Sep, 2015

Coke Discloses Millions in Grants for Health Research and Community Programs

New York Times | Wellblogs | ANAHAD O’CONNOR | SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest maker of sugary beverages, has spent almost $120 million in the past five years to pay for academic health research, partnerships with major medical groups and community fitness programs aimed at curbing the obesity epidemic.

The list, published Tuesday on the company’s website, details hundreds of Coke grants, large and small, to a variety of organizations since 2010, including physician groups, university researchers, cancer and diabetes organizations and public parks, and even a foundation for the National Institutes of Health.