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 that other cities implemented too. Did this tax change people’s drinking habits or improve people’s health? Access Local TV’s Arabesque Lynaolu explores the impact of […]

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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 should prompt action. He cites other cities that have addressed these epidemics by taxing sugary beverages. “As a child growing up, I was obese and would often consume […]

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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 the links between consuming sugar-sweetened drinks and health problems. “After resisting temptation all day on my day off yesterday, I was able to make it […]

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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 kids choose sugary drinks over water: cost, accessibility, lack of awareness, advertising and peer example.  Some schools have been banning these beverages and instilling healthier […]

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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 on the soda wars. See the video on Richmond Pulse.

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