soda warning label
It was an eventful week for Sugary Drink Warning Labels!
Monday 1/11: Baltimore, MD announces a proposed policy for requiring warning labels on sugary drink ads.
Wednesday Morning 1/13: New Field poll shows overwhelming CA voter support for soda warning labels (78% support).
A Field Poll released today shows overwhelming (and growing!) voter support for warning labels on sugary beverages, despite the beverage industry’s desperate counter efforts. Nearly 4 out of 5 registered voters polled (78 percent) support requiring warning labels on sugary drinks, which is up from 74 percent two years ago.
By Jessica Ng Luna Klein, MPH Candidate in Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, CCPHA Summer Intern.
Exciting news! San Francisco becomes a nationwide leader in the effort to warn consumers about health risks linked to sugary drinks! The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed *THREE* sugary drink ordinances Tuesday, June 9, 2015!
We are extremely disappointed to report that the sugary drink warning label bill, SB 203 did not make it out of the California Senate Health Committee. With only four out of nine senators on the committee voting in favor of the bill, SB 203 is now dead. Showing a frustrating lack of leadership, Committee Chair Ed Hernandez and Senators Isadore Hall, Richard Roth and Janet Nguyen abstained from voting. Senator Jim Nielsen voted against the bill.
By Dr. Harold Goldstein, Executive Director at the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.
On Wednesday April 29, the California Senate Health Committee will vote on SB 203, the soda warning label bill. This legislation, when passed, will do for all Californians what cigarette warning labels did half a century ago – provide consumers with the information necessary to turn back the tide on a self-inflicted wave of illness that is entirely preventable.
Today, Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning will introduce Senate Bill 203 requiring a simple warning on the front of containers of soda, sweet teas, sports drinks and energy drinks.
The label, developed by a national panel of public health experts, would read: STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.