The soda industry has been in the news a lot lately—but it can be hard to tell where the industry stands on health issues. Big Soda recently got some good press when it announced plans to reduce by 20 percent the number of calories consumed by drinkers of its products in the U.S. by 2025. But the industry also generated some not-so-flattering headlines in stories this week covering the $9.4 million it has poured into the effort to defeat proposed taxes on sugary beverages in San Francisco and Berkeley.
We’ve been working hard in the two weeks since ENACT Day to assemble some of the day’s highlights and successes, and we’d like to take a moment to share that information with you. Thanks to everyone on the Strategic Alliance network who helped make this day a success!
Mario Loera Jr. grew up in Baldwin Park and is worried about the health of his community. He wants to become a doctor to help address those needs and meanwhile he's working to change community conditions-on the ground and with policymakers in the halls of power. In a first-person essay, he describes why he's coming to Sacramento May 29 to take part in ENACT Day.
This week's rapid response--a Q&A with BMSG's Kathi Schaff on how advocates can effectively communicate about health equity--is the first in a new series, designed to help prevention champions master the skills needed to make the case for healthier communities through prevention and equity.
Our latest Rapid Response highlights media advocacy opportunities raised by First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement that the USDA will adopt national guidelines to kick junk food marketing out of schools.
Our latest Rapid Response helps media advocates shine a spotlight on food and beverage industry efforts to undermine local control, stem the flow of information consumers want, fund junk science, and "cap the tap."