Ripples of Coca-Cola’s Recent Disclosures

“Last week Coca-Cola disclosed its practice of paying researchers and health professionals millions of dollars. It spent $21.8 million to fund pro-industry research and $96.8 million on partnerships with health organizations, including $2.1 million directly paying health experts…

I wanted to dig deeper into this network of influencers to learn more about the strategy. Why were they chosen? What do they have in common? Where are they most influential?”

 – The New Faces of Coke

Which health organizations have been terminating their sponsorship in the wake of Coca-Cola’s disclosures?

Organizations who have been accepting millions of dollars from Coca-Cola who are now severing those ties:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians ($3.5 million)
  • American College of Cardiology ($3.1 million)
  • Academy of Pediatrics ($3 million)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ($1.7 million)

Organizations who have been and are still accepting millions of dollars from Coca-Cola:

  • American Cancer Society ($2 million)
  • American College of Sports Medicine ($785,000)
  • The Obesity Society


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