Building On November’s Soda Tax Progress

November was a momentous month with the adoption of five new sugary drink taxes.  We are building on this escalating interest in combating sugar in order to bring down diabetes, heart disease and other impacts from a broken food system. To accelerate progress, we’ve taken the less-sugar message on the road recently and hosted a visit from Dr. Marion Nestle. ... Our latest edition of Research Watch looks at the health impact of Mexico’s sugary drinks tax and pass through of Berkeley’s. … Join us next week for a tweetchat on the crisis of sugary drinks and Latino kids. … Don’t miss highlights from our recent media updates on sugary drink taxes and sugar. 

Taking the less-sugar message on the road

As a result of the uptick in interest about sugar, we find ourselves on the road a lot this fall. HFA Executive Director Jim Krieger recently talked to folks at the Southern Obesity Summit in Houston about how communities in the South and across the nation are developing strategies to reduce consumption of added sugar. We also were in Denver for this year’s meeting of the American Public Health Association talking about sugar reduction strategies with some of the nation’s leading health experts. Highlights from our colleagues at APHA included sessions from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more.

Celebrating #GivingTuesday with Marion Nestle

Soda Politics author Marion Nestle joined us on #GivingTuesday to discuss sugar and health. Want to help accelerate moving science to action? Your gift can help us bring sugar back to healthy levels. Click to donate.

Research Watch - Volume 1, Issue 11

What long-term impact will Mexico’s sugary drink tax have on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mortality, and health care costs? To what extent was Berkeley’s tax on sugary drinks passed through to consumers? Do child-targeted TV ads for high-sugar breakfast cereals increase children’s consumption? Find out in this month's Research Watch.

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The Crisis of Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids

We’re exploring new research on what works to curb sugary drinks for Latino kids. Join us as we co-host a #SaludTues Tweetchat at 1pm ET (10am PT) on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 with SaludToday and Bridging the Gap.

Highlights From Our Media Updates

The media buzz around soda taxes and sugar is heating up.  Here are some big stories worth reading.

Billionaires put pop in advocates' push for soda taxes (Associated Press)
Nestlé Reformulates Sugar and Says It Will Use Less in Its Candy (New York Times)
After Soda Tax Proposals Pass Elsewhere, Issue To Be Raised Again In Mass. (WBUR)

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David Goldberg
Healthy Food America



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