Apr 6 2017
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently published an infographic about proposed soda taxes in the U.S. for 2017. Check out the summary of places with a proposed #sodatax here. Keep an eye out because there will be more!
Apr 4 2017
The Perris City Council made the healthy choice the first choice on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, by unanimously adopting an ordinance that requires restaurants to serve water, milk, or 100% juice as the default beverage in combo kids’ meals. Perris becomes the third city in the nation to adopt a healthy default beverage law, joining the cities of Davis and Stockton.
Nov 9 2016
We are pleased to report that the four soda tax measures on local ballots in California and Colorado are passing with overwhelming support. In the San Francisco Bay Area of California, voters chose children’s health over a $30 million false advertising campaign promulgated by the American Beverage Association The measures are passing by 60.7% in Oakland, 61.9% in San Francisco and 70.7% in Albany. Each measure will levy a tax of one penny per ounce on sugar sweetened drinks to be paid by beverage distributors.
Sep 8 2016
Aug 25 2016
By Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, Public Health Advocates.
Have you ever heard that if you put a frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will never jump out? It turns out that's not true. Frogs sense the slowly changing temperature and jump out long before they are scalded.