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The soda and sugary drink warning label bill is about to have its first hearing. SB 203 is set to appear in front of the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
The bill would require a simple health warning on the front of beverage containers that have added sweeteners and 75 or more calories per 12 ounces. These beverages include sodas, sweet teas, sports drinks and energy drinks. SB 203 is authored by State Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning and is co-sponsored by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC), California Black Health Network (CBHN) and Latino Health Access (LHA).
Learn more about SB 203 by clicking HERE.
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.