"Food, Obesity, and Public Policy" with Anna Rittgers and Doug Garr

My guest is Anna Rittgers, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and our subject is; Food, Obesity and Public Policy, regarding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to legislate the size of sugared soft drinks. My guest host is Doug Garr, co-author of “Stuffed,”  


                        Doug Garr                                                              Anna Rittgers

Anna Rittgers is a senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum.  Prior to joining IWF, Anna worked at The Times of London, the Cato Institute, and was a Mercatus Fellow at the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.

Anna’s commentary on politics, policy, and legal issues has been featured in publications including The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Townhall.com. She has been heard on numerous radio outlets across the country.

                  Mayor Michael Bloomberg                              Diet and Regular Soda

Born and raised in South Carolina, Anna received her bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Duke University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.  She is a member of the Virginia bar, and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.

Doug Garr, a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications has written for magazines, newspapers, and CEOs of companies like, JP Morgan, Hewlett-Packard, and Network Appliances. He has written books on Lou Gerstner of IBM, investing, and Silicon Valley. He wrote economic speeches for former Governor Mario Cuomo, and he is co-author of Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s (Really) Making America Fat He has a life-long interest in politics.  Doug grew up in Westchester County and now lives in NYC.

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