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What People Think About The Soda Tax

In 2014, Berkeley, California implemented a 1 cent tax for every ounce of sweetened drinks, as a way to reduce soda consumption in their community. The tax became a model … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Passing a soda tax in Kern County

Kern County residents are more obese and have more heart disease and diabetes than Californians on average, and youth reporter Randy Villegas makes the case that these alarming health statistics … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethinking our drinks at school

Rethink Your Drink is a public health initiative, led by the California Department of Public Health, to encourage healthy drink choices among low-income Californians, educate people about which drinks have added sugar, and to make known … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rethink your drink, stand up to beverage industry

The effects of soda and other sugary beverages have become a genuine health crisis, especially among Latino and other minority youth.  The challenge of this problem is addressing the multiple reasons … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

As obesity grows, Mexico eyes Richmond-inspired soda tax

A proposed citywide “soda tax” failed in Richmond last year, but other U.S. cities, and even foreign nations, have taken notice of the concept. Elected officials in Mexico announced their … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The soda debate: What does it mean for your health?

New York City’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks is in effect, and some public health advocates say soda is the new tobacco — it should be controlled, and not marketed … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soda Sucks: “Cup Full of h20”

ITZ Mainey’s “Cup Full of H2O” video is the latest of  the Soda Sucks campaign, brought to you by Youth Uprising.

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nutrition Labels Are Meant To Confuse

Labels on packaged foods can be a source of information and of confusion. Conforming the serving sizes on nutrition labels to what people realistically eat is a step in the right direction, … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soda Tax Lost, But Richmond Still Won (Sort of)

Measure N, the controversial soda tax ballot measure, brought national attention to Richmond — along with millions of dollars from the beverage industry in the form of political ads, billboards … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soda sucks?

Confessions of a soda drinker, in the midst of being converted. Richmond youth comedian and video artist William Haynes added his two cents to the RYSE Center and Richmond Pulse series … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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