Our efforts to get a sugary drink warning label bill passed in California are over for the year.
On April 29, 2015, SB 203 failed to get enough votes in the Senate Health Committee to move on to the next stage in the legislative process.
It is unfortunate that of all places, the health committee is where this bill died. Senators--entrusted to do what’s right for the health of Californians--stopped this bill in its tracks.
WE, however, will continue to push for more education about the harms of drinking liquid sugar. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Senator Bill Monning and the other proud co-sponsors of SB 203 will not give up the fight to enact policies that provide consumers with information they have a right to know.
Stay tuned, and thank you for your support of this important work.
The Big Day of Giving or “BIGDoG” was Tuesday, May 5th. Our sincere thanks to all who participated.
The Big Day of Giving may be over but it is still an excellent time to make a donation to CCPHA, because every dollar we raise puts us that much closer to reversing obesity and type 2 diabetes rates! Also with your support, we'll continue to build healthier neighborhoods by changing food choices and promoting active lifestyles. We WILL have a positive impact on every Californian!
Thank you and don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter where we'll post results of BIGDoG 2015!
CCPHA and ChangeLab Solutions are working together on the concept of a “Complete Park Systems”. This will include identification of potential policies, programs, and funding sources to help place parks, recreation and community services agencies create more open space and recreational programs to improve the health of their communities specifically in underserved areas. The project team has scheduled two listening sessions to bring together leaders of parks and recreation agencies, commissioners, and elected officials in Northern CA, and Southern CA in order to learn about the nature of challenges they are facing. Listening sessions will be held in the City of Perris on February 25, and in the City of Stockton on March 4.