Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

  • Posted on: Apr 10 2014

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."  

Soda Tax Measures Played Huge Role in Educating Americans about Negative Health Consequences of Sugary Drinks

  • Posted on: Nov 8 2012

By Dr. Harold Goldstein, Executive Director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy
While the Big Soda may celebrate their defeat of sugary beverage tax measures in the cities of El Monte and Richmond, those of us in public health recognize the amazing work advocates in those cities have done to reframe the conversation around sugary drinks and put a spotlight on the serious health consequences of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.