New California Soda Warning Label Bill SB203

  • Posted on: Feb 11 2015

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.

Senator Monning describes the need for SB 203 - “Given the rock solid scientific evidence showing the dangers of sugary beverages, the state of California has a responsibility to inform consumers about products proven to be harmful to the public’s health. This bill will give Californians the at-a-glance information they need to make more healthful choices every day.” 

We couldn't agree more.

We are pleased to co-sponsor this bill in partnership with the Health Officers Association of California. We ask that you register your support for SB 203 by signing our petition.

Sincerely,

California Center for Public Health Advocacy & The Kick the Can Campaign

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