by Dr. Jeff Ritterman, MD
On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The bill would require sugary drinks sold in California to be labeled with the warning:
"STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. The discussion was quite interesting."