Jun 17 2016
DAVIS, CA, June 16, 2016... Today those fighting on the side of public health and the public
good overcame nearly $5 million in opposition spending and the relentless machinations of a
cynical beverage industry to pass the first sugary drink tax in a major U.S. city – Philadelphia – the
fifth largest city in the nation.
Jun 13 2016
STOCKTON, CALIF., JUNE 8, 2016 … Last night, the city of Stockton passed an ordinance requiring either water or milk to be served as the default beverage in children’s meals, the second law of its kind adopted by an American city, following the city of Davis, California. The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule – passed unanimously by the Stockton City Council – aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood obesity rate and worsening type II diabetes epidemic.
May 19 2016
Great news! San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation law requiring warnings of increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay on ads for sugary drinks can take effect in July as scheduled. Truth in advertising has thwarted Big Soda’s relentless and misleading marketing of unhealthy products.
Apr 27 2016
We are so disappointed with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' ill-informed opposition to Philadephia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed soda tax!