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CSPI Proposed Soda Taxes 2017 Overview 2017 Sugary drinks Fact Sheet Link
Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies
Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies. Aaron, Daniel and Siegel, Michael. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2016. From 2011 to 2015, the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo were found to sponsor a total of 96 national health organizations, including many medical and public health institutions whose specific missions include fighting the obesity epidemic. During the study period, these two soda companies lobbied against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption or improve nutrition.
2016 Beverage industry Research Link
2016 TCE Field Poll on Sugary Drink Warning Labels 2016 Policy Research Link
2016 Big Soda's Spending Spree to Fight Public Health Measures (CSPI)
Infographic from CSPI
2016 Beverage industry Research Link
Prediabetes in California: Nearly Half of California Adults on Path to Diabetes
Babey et al. UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. March 2016. In California, more than 13 million adults (46 percent of all adults in the state) are estimated to have prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. An additional 2.5 million adults have diagnosed diabetes. Altogether, 15.5 million adults (55 percent of all California adults) have prediabetes or diabetes. Although rates of prediabetes increase with age, rates are also high among young adults, with one-third of those ages 18-39 having prediabetes. In addition, rates of prediabetes are disproportionately high among young adults of color, with more than one-third of Latino, Pacific Islander, American Indian, African-American, and multiracial Californians ages 18-39 estimated to have prediabetes. Policy efforts should focus on reducing the burden of prediabetes and diabetes through support for prevention and treatment.
2016 Diabetes Research Link
Press release: SSB warning label study in Pediatrics 2016 Policy Research Link
PHAdvocates Diabetes Legislative Factsheet
PHAdvocates Diabetes Legislative Factsheet
2016 Diabetes Fact Sheet Link
Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings
UCSF. Evidence-based strategies to help your community promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites.
2016 Policy Reports and Tool Kits Link
Prevalence of Diabetes in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years in the United States, 2005-2014
This national survey study uses NHANES data to describe the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in US adolescents aged 12 to 19 years between 2005 and 2014. Menke, Andy et.al. "Prevalence of Diabetes in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years in the United States, 2005-2014." JAMA 316.3 (2016):344-345.
2016 Diabetes Research Link
Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings (Factsheet)
UCSF. Factsheet highlighting evidence-based strategies to help your community promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites.
2016 Policy Fact Sheet Link
Science and Public Health On Trial: Warning Notices on Advertisements for Sugary Drinks
Viewpoint by Dean Schillinger and Michael Jacobson. JAMA. August 2016
2016 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
Impact of the Berkeley Excise Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Jennifer Falbe, Hannah R. Thompson, Christina M. Becker, Nadia Rojas, Charles E. McCulloch, and Kristine A. Madsen. (2016). Impact of the Berkeley Excise Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption. American Journal of Public Health. e-View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303362
2016 Policy Research Link
Baltimore Warning Label Talking Points
Soda warning label talking points by SugarFree Kids Maryland
2016 Policy Fact Sheet Link
2016 Field Poll on Warning Labels 2016 Sugary drinks Research Link
The Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warning Labels on Parents’ Choices
Roberto, Christina A., et al. "The Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warning Labels on Parents’ Choices." Pediatrics (2016): peds-2015. US states have introduced bills requiring sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to display health warning labels. This study examined how such labels may influence parents and which labels are most impactful.
2016 Policy Research Link
Davis Soda Tax Factsheet
City of Davis Soda Tax Factsheet 2016
2016 Policy Fact Sheet Link
City of Davis Soda Tax Media Alert, Feb 2016
City of Davis Soda Tax Media Alert, Feb 2016
2016 Policy Media/Opinion Link
SB 203 Sample School Board Support Resolution 2015 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
SB 203 Science Facts (English) 2015 Diabetes Fact Sheet Link
Three Interventions That Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected To Save More Than They Cost To Implement
Gortmaker et al. Am J Prev Med. 2015;49(1):102–111. In our model, three of the seven interventions—excise tax, elimination of the tax deduction, and nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools outside of meals—saved more in health care costs than they cost to implement. Each of the three interventions prevented 129,000–576,000 cases of childhood obesity in 2025. Adolescent bariatric surgery had a negligible impact on obesity prevalence. Our results highlight the importance of primary prevention for policy makers aiming to reduce childhood obesity.
2015 Obesity, Policy Research Link
SB 203 Science Facts (Spanish) 2015 Diabetes Fact Sheet Link
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and age at menarche in a prospective study of US girls
J.L. Carwile et al. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and age at menarche in a prospective study of US girls. Human Reproduction, 2015 More frequent SSB consumption was associated with earlier menarche in a population of US girls.
2015 Sugary drinks Research Link
No difference in ad libitum energy intake in healthy men and women consuming beverages sweetened with fructose, glucose, or high-fructose corn syrup: a randomized trial.
Kuzma et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015;102:1373–80. We investigated whether the relative amounts of fructose and glucose in SSBs modifies ad libitum energy intake over 8 d in healthy adults without fructose malabsorption.
2015 Sugary drinks Research Link
SB 203 The Label 2015 Sugary drinks Legislation/Policy Link
Parent Beliefs about Sugary Drinks Factsheet - Rudd Center
The new Rudd Center study, “Parents’ beliefs about the healthfulness of sugary drink options: opportunities to address misperceptions,” was published online March 11 in the journal Public Health Nutrition. It was designed to assess potential misperceptions among parents regarding the healthfulness of sugary drinks for their children. The study included an online survey of an ethnically diverse, national sample of 982 parents, each with at least one 2- to 17-year-old child, in 2011. Ninety-six percent of parents provided an average of approximately three different categories of sugary drinks for their children in the month prior to the survey, and many reported relying upon on-package claims in their purchase decisions.
2015 Marketing Fact Sheet Link
Recommendations for Responsible Food Marketing to Children
By Healthy Eating Research. Jan 2015. The marketing of unhealthy foods to children and youth is a major public health concern. Children in the United States grow up surrounded by food and beverage marketing, which primarily promotes products with excessive amounts of added sugar, salt, and fat, and inadequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This document provides a comprehensive set of model definitions for food marketing practices directed to children. The recommendations, developed by a national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research, define the child audience range as birth to 14 years of age; address the range of food marketing practices aimed at children; and specify the strategies, techniques, media platforms, and venues used to target children. When paired with sound nutrition criteria, these recommendations will help support responsible food marketing to children by addressing current loopholes in food marketing definitions and self-regulatory efforts that allow companies to market unhealthy foods and beverages to children.
2015 Marketing Reports and Tool Kits Link
A Roadmap for Successful Sugary Drink Tax Campaigns
By Action for Healthy Food, October 2015
2015 Policy Reports and Tool Kits Link
Higher Retail Prices of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 3 Months After Implementation of an Excise Tax in Berkeley, California
Falbe et al. Am J Public Health. 2015;105:2194–2201. Approximately 3 months after the tax was implemented, SSB retail prices increased more in Berkeley than in nearby cities, marking a step in the causal pathway between the tax and reduced SSB consumption.
2015 Policy Research Link
Three Interventions That Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected To Save More Than They Cost To Implement
Gortmaker et al. Am J Prev Med. 2015;49(1):102–111. In our model, three of the seven interventions—excise tax, elimination of the tax deduction, and nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools outside of meals—saved more in health care costs than they cost to implement. Each of the three interventions prevented 129,000–576,000 cases of childhood obesity in 2025. Adolescent bariatric surgery had a negligible impact on obesity prevalence. Our results highlight the importance of primary prevention for policy makers aiming to reduce childhood obesity.
2015 Obesity, Policy Research Link
SB 203 Fact Sheet (Spanish) 2015 Policy Fact Sheet Link
Full SB 203 Press Kit 2015 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
SB 203 Sample letter of organizational support to Senator Monning 2015 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
SB 203 Sample County Support Resolution 2015 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
SB 203 Sample City Support Resolution 2015 Policy Legislation/Policy Link
Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup
Walker R, Dumke K, Goran M. “Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup.” Nutrition, 2014. Conclusion: Our results provide evidence of higher than expected amounts of free fructose in some beverages. Popular beverages made with HFCS have a fructose-to-glucose ratio of approximately 60:40, and thus contain 50% more fructose than glucose. Some pure fruit juices have twice as much fructose as glucose. These findings suggest that beverages made with HFCS and some juices have a sugar profile very different than sucrose, in which amounts of fructose and glucose are equivalent. Current dietary analyses may underestimate actual fructose consumption.
2014 Sugar, Sugary drinks Research Link
Association between sugar-sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
Wang M, Yu M, Fang L and Hu RY. Journal of Diabetes Investigation. 2014. DOI: 10.1111/jdi.12309 Findings suggested that sugar-sweetened beverages intake was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and the association was attenuated by adjustment for BMI. Specifically, the associations were also found significant positive in USA, Europe.
2014 Diabetes, Sugary drinks Research Link
Looking Beyond the Marketing Claims of New Beverages - Health Risks of Consuming Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks, Fortified Waters and Other Flavored Beverages
Pirotin S, Becker C, Crawford P (2014).  Looking Beyond the Marketing Claims of New Beverages - Health Risks of Consuming Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks,  Fortified Waters and Other Flavored Beverages.  University of California at Berkeley, Atkins Center for Weight and Health.  This report will discuss the major categories of fortified beverages, presenting data on their nature, their ingredients, their similarities and differences, the possible effects on children of their consumption, and areas for further research.  
2014 Sugary drinks, Marketing Reports and Tool Kits Link
CA City Soda Tax Calculator - Methodology
CA City Soda Tax Calculator: Data sources & Assumptions
2014 Policy Research Link
"How Sweet it Isn't" - The Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tool Kit for Park & Recreation Agencies
By California Park & Recreation Society & California Center for Public Health Advocacy, March 2014. This Tool Kit presents research and facts about the impact of sugar sweetened beverages, action steps, and resources so every park and recreation agency can take action and communicate its role in supporting healthy lifestyle choices.
2014 Policy Reports and Tool Kits Link
Body Mass Index Categories and Mortality Risk in US Adults: The Effect of Overweight and Obesity on Advancing Death
Compared with normal-weight adults, obese adults had at least 20% significantly higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD.
2014 Obesity Research Link

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