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Higher beverage prices protect against food insecurity in houses w children
liquid sugar assoc w higher levels of fasting glucose and fasting insulin compar...
Mexico's new tax plan earmarks substantial funds for installing drinking water f...
New study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down!
San Francisco to propose 2 cents per oz tax on sweetened beverages
In 2012, $4.6 billion was spent to advertise fast food
French parliament approves tax on energy drinks
Students with high media exposure more likely to drink SSBs ≥3 times/day
Alabama launches Rethink Your Drink campaign
Soft drinks sig. linked to overweight, obesity, and diabetes worldwide
10 Game-Changing Strategies To Limit Sugary Drinks
Soft drink consumption increased globally from 1997 to 2010
Mexico passes sugary drinks and junk food tax!
20% soda tax would cut consumption by 15%, UK obese adults by 180,000
Still hope for Bloomberg's portion size control on sugary drinks in NY
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
79% of athlete endorsed foods are nutrient poor and energy dense
Australian public health experts propose soda tax and ban on sales in schools, h...
93% of athlete endorsed bevs have 100% of calories from added sugars
Main Mexican TV stations refuse to open airways to NGO's anti-soda ad
Levels of sugar in school meals 2x higher than recs for general public
New Zealand health officials propose a sugary beverage tax to curb obesity
Heightened sugar intake significantly raises death rate in mice
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn floats the idea of a 1 cent/oz soda tax to fund parks
Study finds 50% drop in SSB consumption in Latino kids after intervention
CCPHA statement: McDonald’s Surrenders Soda Stake in Kids’ Meal
1 in 5 black and white Americans die from obesity
McDonald's promises to stop promoting soda in happy meals
Rates of extreme obesity have grown by 350% in last 30 years
Obesity tops cancer in perception as worst U.S. health problem
Stores accepting WIC/SNAP more likely to have sugary drink ads
South Korea: TV commercials for energy drinks to be restricted next year
Retail licensing agreements can be used to limit SSBs sold in stores
New report says taxes on SSBs best way to limit escalating health problems
FTC reports 50.7% increase in new media marketing expenditures to youth
Ads try to influence parents to buy more sugary drinks by targeting kids
Sugary beverages linked to 180,000 deaths per year worldwide
Coke Misses Cut in Forbes List: Top 10 Most Innovative Beverage Firms
Consumption of diet beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Sugary drinks linked to gout -- again
Field Poll finds 94% of rural Californians think obesity is a serious problem.
Healthy Lifestyle Ads From Big Soda: Hypocritical or Helpful?
Childhood obesity is linked to health and developmental problems.
Poll finds fast food still a major part of U.S. diet
Fructose & added sugars linked to increased risk of adolescent heart disease
Obesity rate drops for low-income preschoolers
Consuming sugary drinks is assoc w/ higher risk of stroke in adults
Diet soda can be dangerous, too
National 1 cent/oz tax on sugary drinks = $13B in 2013 or $39B in 3 yrs
Do Monster drinks have too much caffeine?
24 states and 6 cities have proposed sugary drink taxes since 2009
Mexican Pres introduces 1 peso per liter tax on sugary drinks
Drinking fructose does not signal satiety well and can lead to over eating.
Mendocino County Rethink Your Drink ads headed to the big screen
62% CA voters support sugary drink tax to fund childhood obesity prevention.
W. Aussy cricket dumps soda sponsorship
Replacing sugary drinks w/ calorie free ones can reduce weight gain in children.
Big Soda spent nearly $5M to defeat 2012 soda taxes in two small CA cities.
1-cent-per-oz sugary drink tax will likely reduce consumption by 12%
A 20 ounce soda has 16 teaspoons of sugar!
Overweight and obesity account for $209.7 billion in medical expenditures.
The typical American consumes 15-21 teaspoons of added sugar daily!
A 32oz. sports drink has 14 tsp. of sugar, equivalent to 22 Starburst candies!
Kids today drink less soda and sugary drinks than in previous years!
Drinking sugary drinks nearly doubles the risk of dental caries in children.
New RWJF research review finds strong public support for menu labeling
In CA, a one-cent per ounce sugary drink tax would raise more than $1 billion.
Hispanic Institute urges Hispanic organizations to break with the food industry
Sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar in the US diet.
NYC introduces new campaign against sports drinks and other sugar-sweetened beve...
The price of sugary drinks has dropped 35% since the 1980s!
Study finds that soda and illicit drugs cause similar damage to teeth
The beverage industry spends $395 mil. annually selling sugary drinks to kids!
Contra Costa County introduces new anti-SSB campaign called Sugar Bites
Adults who drink a soda daily are 27% more likely to be overweight or obese.
Nine-year-old puts McDonald's CEO on the hot seat
Children who drink ≥ 1 serving of SSBs daily have 55% increased odds of being ...
180,000 deaths worldwide may be associated with sugary soft drinks
Sugary drink consumption has more than doubled in the past 30 years.
Washington D.C. adds calorie counts to government vending machines
The average American drinks 45 gallons of sugary drinks each year!
Lancet calls for more gov regulation on industrial food to protect health
Higher beverage prices protect against food insecurity in houses w children
Fizzy soft drink sales decline for 8th straight year in 2012
liquid sugar assoc w higher levels of fasting glucose and fasting insulin compar...
Former Kraft Foods VP endorses Bloomberg-style nutrition policies.
New study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down!
Illinois bills would ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under 18
In 2012, $4.6 billion was spent to advertise fast food
Judge Halts NYC Sugary Drink Portion Size Cap
Students with high media exposure more likely to drink SSBs ≥3 times/day
NY Times reveals the science behind addictive junk food and drinks!
Soft drinks sig. linked to overweight, obesity, and diabetes worldwide
NYTimes' Bittman says US Surg Gen has been M.I.A. on sugary drinks
Soft drink consumption increased globally from 1997 to 2010
CA Senator introduces 1-cent per oz sweetened beverage tax for 2013
20% soda tax would cut consumption by 15%, UK obese adults by 180,000
Outdoor junk food ads linked to higher obesity rates
CCPHA report: SSB consumption rises among CA teens age 12-17
Reg soda, chips and candy out under USDA's proposed school snack rules
79% of athlete endorsed foods are nutrient poor and energy dense
Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Coke's defense of VitaminWater
93% of athlete endorsed bevs have 100% of calories from added sugars
Health advocates call on beverage industry to make changes that matter.
Levels of sugar in school meals 2x higher than recs for general public
More 18-24 year olds are drinking coffee over caffeinated sodas
Heightened sugar intake significantly raises death rate in mice
Coke to tout their "anti-obesity" efforts in cable news ads.
Study finds 50% drop in SSB consumption in Latino kids after intervention
Soda ads aimed at kids decline, but more protections are needed
1 in 5 black and white Americans die from obesity
Four teens win youth essay contest on soda marketing impact!
Rates of extreme obesity have grown by 350% in last 30 years
Advocates urge Beyonce to reconsider $50M deal with Pepsi
Stores accepting WIC/SNAP more likely to have sugary drink ads
Analysis of 32 studies shows support for taxing soda and junk food
Retail licensing agreements can be used to limit SSBs sold in stores
Big Soda's tax victories come at high cost to CA children's health.
FTC reports 50.7% increase in new media marketing expenditures to youth
More local soda tax measures may be coming to CA!
Sugary beverages linked to 180,000 deaths per year worldwide
Vermont researchers discuss resurrection of state soda tax proposal.
Consumption of diet beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Study shows one soda per day can increase risk of prostate cancer.
Field Poll finds 94% of rural Californians think obesity is a serious problem.
Pepsi's new fat-fighting soda is just too good to be true.
Childhood obesity is linked to health and developmental problems.
7-Up sued over claims touting healthfulness of some sodas
Fructose & added sugars linked to increased risk of adolescent heart disease
New research says soda tax would boost health of Latinos and blacks
Consuming sugary drinks is assoc w/ higher risk of stroke in adults
Sports drinks' role in rehydration often overplayed - water is best.
National 1 cent/oz tax on sugary drinks = $13B in 2013 or $39B in 3 yrs
Amer. Public Health Assoc. endorses sugar-sweetened beverage taxes!
24 states and 6 cities have proposed sugary drink taxes since 2009
Childhood obesity rates start to decline in states taking bold action.
Drinking fructose does not signal satiety well and can lead to over eating.
In Fight Against Obesity, Drink Sizes Matter
62% CA voters support sugary drink tax to fund childhood obesity prevention.
Viral animated video satire skewers Coke's polar bears
Replacing sugary drinks w/ calorie free ones can reduce weight gain in children.
Vending machines will now show calorie counts in Chicago and San Antonio, TX.
Big Soda spent nearly $5M to defeat 2012 soda taxes in two small CA cities.
Soda portion limit opens conversations about patients' weight with MDs
1-cent-per-oz sugary drink tax will likely reduce consumption by 12%
Teens with a soda habit show altered brain response to Coke ads.
A 20 ounce soda has 16 teaspoons of sugar!
Replacing Juice with Water in Afterschool Programs Cuts Calories

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CA Local Beverage Policies_updated_Jan022013
CA Local Policy Compilation, August 2012

California cities and counties have adopted policies to support breastfeeding, to limit the availability of sugary drinks and to increase the availability of healthy beverages. This is a list of current local beverage policies listed by city and by county, each group in alphabetical order.

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CCPHA Model Language for Local Food and Beverage Policy

Model Language for City and County Food and Beverage Policy by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

CSPI Healthy Beverage Promotion Act of 2010

Model sugary drink tax policy from Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Dietary recommendations for children and adolescents: a guide for practitioners

Scientific statement updating nutrition recommendations for promoting cardiovascular health and making recommendations with regard to diet composition, total caloric intake, and physical activity. Includes recommendations to restrict imbalanced beverages with little nutritional value (ex. sugar-sweetened beverages)

Full Citation: Gidding SS, Dennison BA, Birch LL, et al. Dietary recommendations for children and adolescents: a guide for practitioners. Pediatrics. Feb 2006;117(2):544-559.

Proposed USDA Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School

Food and Nutrition Services, USDA. National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Proposed Rule released February 1, 2013.

Soda Industry Political Spending

"Soda Industry Ups Political Spending to Fight Proposed Sugary Drink Taxes." Center for Science in the Public Interest.

SSB Tax Proposal in Philadelphia Spring 2010 Presentation

A presentation about the sugar-sweetened beverage tax campaign in Philadelphia, and the lessons learned from it.

The Role of Government in Preventing Excess Calorie Consumption: The Example of New York City

NYC's Health Commisioner argues in favor of the Board of Health's sugary drink portion size rule.

Full Citation: Farley TA. The Role of Government in Preventing Excess Calorie Consumption:The Example of New York City. JAMA. 2012; 308(11):1093–1094.